MTV REVIEW: Wizkid Brings His Show to London
Nigerian music sensation Wizkid brought his energetic show to London's IndigO2...
Nigerian artist Wizkid brought his arsenal of hits to London’s IndigO2 last night (September 26) and The Wrap Up’s Mobolaji went along to catch all of the action. The evening was hosted by Eddie Kadi, hundreds of fans gathered to see the Starboy’s electric show…
Before the 24-year old graced the crowd with his presence, London comedian Eddie Kadi hyped fans up with his energetic stage routine, ensuring everyone was smiling until the show commenced. Hyping up the crowd was DJ Era, who kept the music selection tight, playing a selection of the biggest urban hits, getting the party started before Wiz took to the stage.
Support acts on the night were Congolese group LDNC – performing their tracks ‘Zagada’ and ‘Cinderella’, as well as Sona, who whipped the crowd into a frenzy with his Lagos club anthems, ‘Omodeyi’ and ‘No Wahala’.
Opening up with his 2010 hit, ‘Don’t Dull’, and a well-fitted deep purple suit – we knew that Wizkid was about his business. The superstar kept the audience captivated throughout the evening with a selection of his biggest hits including ‘No Lele’, Maleek Berry’s (upon which he’s featured), ‘The Matter’ as well as cuts ‘Ojuelegba’, ‘In My Bed’, and ‘On Top Your Matter’ taken his new album ‘Ayo’.
Wizkid’s label mate – LAX performed their songs ‘Caro’ and ‘Ginger’, before Wiz introduced guest singer Chidinma onto the stage to perform her Naija-pop singles, ‘Kedike’ and ‘Emi Ni Baller’ which was remixed by the ‘Pakurumo’ singer.
As the night drew to a close, Wizkid closed the night with a strong selection of songs, including ‘Jaiye Jaiye’, which was replicated perfectly by a live band. Bowing to the demands of his adoring crowd, the swaggerific artist sang crowd favourite ‘Jeje’ prior to ending the night with ‘Show You The Money’ - with the generous star throwing banknotes into the crowd whilst partying on stage with artists Krept, Konan, Tinchy Stryder and the whole Starboy crew.
Overall, the night was a memorable one. Although not one of Wiz’ best performances, his growth as an artist was clearly demonstrable and energy was definitely at an all-time high at the sold-out show.
Roll on the next tour!