Banky W introduced Wizkid to the world; it is now time for him to do the same for others.
Last Saturday, one of Nigeria’s biggest music exports and Starboy Entertainment CEO, Wizkid, pulled off a historical feat only achieved by other world-renowned stars such as Beyonce, Adele, Kanye West, Drake, Britney Spears and a few others by selling out the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena for his Afro Republik Concert making him the first African artiste to do so as a headlining act.
When the singer announced a week to the event that the tickets for the concert had sold out, the internet went into a frenzy. To borrow the popular phrase from the rapper TerryTheRapman, ‘No Be Beans’ to sell out 02 and props must be given to all who contributed to make the event a success that it was. Home and abroad, the countdown began as people were eager to witness the spectacle which was also had other star guests like Tekno, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry, YXNG Bane and NOT3S as supporting acts.
The concert happened and actually lived up to its billing as all the artistes delivered exceptional performances during their sets with one of the major highlight being the moment Wizkid and Tiwa Savage displayed their ‘bestie’ acts on stage. However, what was conspicuously noticeable was the absence of the new supposedly signed Starboy artistes, Terri and Spotless who did not get any feature on stage with their boss. In fact, all the photos that have been shared from the event didn’t feature both artistes and even in the video from the green room shared by Nigerian UK-based media personality Adesope Olajide, both artistes were missing, prompting questions if the duo were in even in London for the show.