NIGERIAN GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL SUPERSTAR WIZKID ANNOUNCES LONDON SHOW DATE ON SATURDAY 29TH JULY 2023 AT TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM
Today, GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling Nigerian global superstar, Wizkid, has announced a London tour date for 2023 in support of his fifth studio album, More Love, Less Ego.
Wizkid, will be performing for the first time live at the incredible state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, July 29th, 2023. This marks Wizkid’s return to London after his historic three-date sold-out run at the O2 Arena in 2021, which was described as “a triumph for African music’s increasingly globalized reach” – Evening Standard. “The Afrobeat superstar had the O2 Arena in the palm of his hand” – The Telegraph
Wizkid began his career in music at just 11 years old in Lagos, Nigeria. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five. Since then, he has become a global phenomenon, releasing multiple albums and singles, collaborating with some of the biggest names in music, and performing on some of the world’s biggest stages.
Prior to the release of More Love, Less Ego, Wizkid dropped the singles “Money & Love” and “Bad To Me”. Along with featuring on Chris Brown’s track –“Call Me Every Day”. The 13-track album features collaborations with Skepta, Shenseesa, Ayra Starr, Skillibeng, Naira Marley and Don Toilver.
Wizkid reached a major career milestone in 2020 with his Grammy-nominated album Made in Lagos, which has over a billion streams to its name. The album reached #1 on the Billboard World Albums chart and marked his first top UK top 20. Global hit single “Essence” featuring Tems spent 21 weeks in the Official Charts, peaking at #16, and achieved RIAA-certified 2x Platinum status.
Tickets for the July 29th show at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium go on sale on Friday 27th January at 10am. Don’t miss your chance to experience the energy of Wizkid live in concert, grab your tickets at https://wizkid.london/
“Big Green Coach, the Official Transport Supplier to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, is offering carbon-neutral return coach travel to the WizKid concert at the stadium. Available on www.biggreencoach.co.uk”
WIZKID 2023 UK TOUR DATE:
Saturday, July 29th – London, UK – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) began his career in music when he was just 11 years old in Lagos, Nigeria. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006, he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts including OJB Jezreel, Naeto C, and Banky W. By 2011, he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist: Superstar was released via Empire Mates Entertainment to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple delays and label disagreements, Balogun released his sophomore album titled Ayo in 2014. This second studio album had a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti. It also featured Balogun’s global breakthrough track “Ojuelegba.” Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria’s biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Wizkid into the international spotlight. In return, Wizkid appeared on Drake’s 2016 smash single “One Dance.”
In March 2017, it was announced that Wizkid had signed a major deal with RCA and Sony International, which released his third LP, Sounds From the Other Side, later that year. A handful of singles appeared in advance of the album, including “Daddy Yo”, “Sweet Love” and “Come Closer”, and were successful; the latter is certified Gold in the USA and the UK .
Following his impressive international campaign, Wizkid refocused energy on his Starboy imprint in Africa. From releasing viral records like “Soco” with his affiliate acts to securing partnerships with brands such as Puma, Wizkid has solidified himself as a millennial pioneer for African entertainment. As an ode to his hometown, Wizkid released his fourth full-length project titled Made in Lagos in 2020 with guest appearances from Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R, Ella Mai, and more. The album is the highest charting Nigerian album on the Billboard 200 of all time, the longest charting Nigerian album of the century on Billboard World Albums chart, and the first and only African album to be RIAA certified Gold in the US with half a million in sale units. Hit single “Essence” became the first Nigerian song to feature on the Billboard Hot 100 and peak #1 on US urban radio. Made in Lagos, along with his Grammy award winning feature with Beyonce and five sellout shows at the o2 Arena, prove Wizkid’s movement to be one of lasting global impact.