Wizkid Starboy Fest 2019 Makes History

WizKid continue to set Nigeria  wild on the globe for all to see with his Starboy Fest shutting down a sold out O2 arena.

Via: Okayafrica

Wizkid is having a great year and it keeps on getting better. This weekend, the Nigerian superstar Wizkid sold out the O2 Arena in London for his Starboy Fest—all 20,000 seats—making him the only African to have ever sold out the coveted venue twice.

From the looks of things, the show was phenomenal and featured almost all the top Nigerian and pioneering Afrowave talent.

WIZKID STARBOY FEST 2019 CROWD

Joining him for the event was a long list of current hit makers: Afro BSkeptaTiwa SavageRuntownNaira MarleyOlamideFireboy DMLMaleek BerryTerriReekado BanksOxlade and many others.

WIZKID STARBOY FEST

It takes a certain kind of star power to bring in other stars, and Wizkid must have it by the bucket loads.

Amidst all those heavy hitters, one was able to remain a surprise. The crowd apparently went wild when Burna Boy entered the stage to the sultry piano of “Ye” and then stayed for “Anybody.”

As a review for the Guardian writes “for a few minutes, two of the continent’s biggest stars dance together, the ecstatic crowd thrilled and stunned at the unexpected union.

Some are calling this an important night for Nigerian music history and Wizkid himself opened the night by saying “Tonight isn’t about Wizkid or Starboy. Tonight is about African music.”