Nigerian superstar, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun professionally known as Wizkid kicked off his three-day concert at the popular 02 Arena from the 28th of November and held it down till 1st December.
In less than a month after the deadly Astroworld crowd crush in the United States, fans surged through security barriers and charged their way into Wizkid’s London concert at the 02 arena.
The ‘Made in Lagos’ three-day concert turned out thrilling and exciting, with surprise performances from heavyweights such as Chris Brown (who performed on a London stage for the first time in ten years), and other highly-rated personalities such as Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union, Stormzy, and Chelsea football club striker, Romelu Lukaku. He also brough hit maker Tems, Buju, British Singer Ella Mai, and British rapper Skepta who all featured in his ‘Made In Lagos’ album.
Big Wiz gave his fans an electrifying performance and an eventful night, as he and Tems performed their hit song ‘Essence’, to the delight of fans.
He also helped create history for Buju as he invited him on stage to perform their song, ‘Mood’off the Made in Lagos Deluxe version. His appearance on stage with Wizkid at the O2 arena is the first time Buju will be performing on stage at the famous venue.
Besides performing songs from his ‘Made in Lagos’ Album, Wizzy surprised his fans when he invited to the stage, Chris Brown who he recognised as the first guy to ever show him love internationally, and his real brother for 10 years. Chris performed his own rendition of ‘Go Crazy’.
After the performance, Chris Brown shared a message for Wizkid on his Instagram page;
“So FU**ing proud/thankful of/for my bro @wizkidayo for his achievements, we been homies for 10 years +. LONDON I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THE LOVE YALL HAVE SHOWED ME. Truly a moment I will forever be grateful for. #breezyseason”.
Other performances for the night were Ella Mai and Wizkid’ssong ‘Piece Of Me’ and ‘Long Time’ featuring Skepta. Nigerian stars like Lojay, Maleek Berry, Bella Shmurda, Buju, Blaqbonez, Tay Iwar, Ms Banks and others graced the stage too.
In a bid to publicize the event even more, the last day of the show was livestreamed for fans all over the world to watch, courtesy of YouTube, who partnered with Wizkid to make this possible.
After the thrilling three-day performance, Wizkid undoubtedly accumulated an overwhelming N5.2bn within these few days.
According to BusinessDay, Online ticket sales for the various tiers and locations at the arena ranged from $108 to $270. While the Arena floor section had a capacity of more than 5,200 people and sold for an average of $239 (N97,963 at N411/$) per seat. The lower tier of more than 8,800 seats sold for an average of $170 (N69,681). The upper tier of almost 6,000 seat capacity sold for an average of $250 (N102,472).
Also, the revenue for each section of the Arena comes to N509,407,600 for the floor section, N613,192,800 for the lower tier, and N614,832,000 for the upper tier. This comes to a total of N1,737,432,400 for the first day, and N5,212,297,200 in gross earnings for the three days the show lasted.
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