It will surely come as shock to those who anticipated Nigerian singing-sensation Wizkid performing in Malawi as organizers of the planned tour have called it off.
The Star Boy hit maker was scheduled to perform at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe on 4th June under the courtesy of Black Rhyno Entertainment.
“Because of another international concert involving South Africa’s Mi Casa, which is happening on the same date in the capital city, Black Rhyno thoughtfully changes the date of the Wizkid gig,” reads in part a statement issued on Wednesday morning.
“A new date and further details on the Black Rhyno’s Wizkid Concert will be announced in due course,” disclosed Black Rhyno Entertainment Media Consultants and Press Representative, Kimpho Hastings Loka.
Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, started his musical career at age 11, releasing a collaborative album with Glorious Five entitled Lil Prinz (2001). In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W’s imprint Empire Mates Entertainment. He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of “Holla at Your Boy”.
Wizkid’s self-titled second studio album, Ayo released in 2014, was preceded by the singles “JaiyeJaiye”, “On Top Your Matter”, “One Question”, “Joy”, “Bombay” and “Show You The Money”.
In addition to his solo work, Wizkid has collaborated with several artists and was featured on the hits “Girl” (with Bracket), “Fine Lady” (with Lynxxx), “Sexy Mama” (with Iyanya), “Slow Down” (with R2Bees), “The Matter” (with Maleek Berry), “Pull Over” (with KCee) and “Bad Girl” (with Jesse Jagz).
His work and contribution to the Nigerian Music Industry has earned him several achievements, including a BET Award, a MOBO Award, three The Headies Awards, two Channel O Music Video Awards, four Nigeria Entertainment Awards, a Ghana Music Award, two Dynamix All Youth Awards, two City People Entertainment Awards, and a Future Award.
In addition, he has been nominated three times at the MTV Europe Music Awards as well as four times at the World Music Awards.
He was ranked 5th on Forbes andChannel O’s 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists. In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.
He recently got featured on US rapper Drake’s new song titled “One Dance”, which has moved up significantly on the Billboard Hot 100 from number 13 to 3 in the third week running.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :