Wizkid announces fans will no longer pay to attend his shows in Lagos

Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known by his stage name, Wizkid has promised that fans will no longer be required to purchase tickets before they can attend his shows in Lagos state.

He stated this during his December 2022 Live in Lagos concert, which he had earlier announced would be his last show in Lagos.

The award-winning singer said his statements are often misquoted, and the recent one about his concert in the city was one of them.

Wizkid noted he will have to start completing his sentences so that it will not be misreported by news outlets and social media users.

According to Big Wiz, when he made the post on his social media page what he meant was that it will be the last time his fans will pay for his show in Nigeria’s commercial capital because it will be free from 2023.

Speaking on stage during a pause of his performance, Starboy said that he felt it was unfair for him to perform all around the world and still return home to ask his people to pay and watch him perform.

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Meanwhile, Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr has recounted how she met Wizkid for their collaboration.

She said during an interview that Wizzy’s official Disc Jockey, DJ Tunez is the one who linked them with each other.

The ‘Rush’ hit maker said Tunez is the person who reached out and informed her that Wizkid showed interest in featuring her on a song.

Ayra Starr said she was asked to go to the ‘Fever’ crooner’s studio for a recording session and they made the song, 2 Sugar.

According to the Mavin Princess, she was nervous when she was preparing to visit Wizzy’s studio but when she reached there everything became easy,

She said; “We were in LA and DJ Tunez, who is Wizkid’s official DJ, sent me a message to pull up to the studio, telling me that Wizkid wants to record with me.

I was so nervous before I went to this session but when I got there it was so easy.”

In other news, street-hop singer, Portable recently said the money he earned from his breakout single, ‘Zazuu Zeh’ did not exceed N3 million.

The street-hop singer said he was ripped off by people in the industry because he was still up-and-coming and did not realise how things work in the Nigerian entertainment scene.

Portable was interviewed on The Echo Roon where he talked about all the things he endured in the first few months as a bubbling artiste.

Portable said he has been defrauded of of N5million and N3million by different people who wanted to exploit him at the time.

He said the N3 million he made from Zazuu when it was a trending song is what he used to buy his his Toyota Camry.

According to him, the reason he could not make more than that amount is because he single handedly took care of everybody on the team which includes a manager, promoter and their own workers.

He said that he would fuel the promoter’s car, feed him and also take care of his boys, adding that anytime he visits a boutique to buy clothes, they would follow him, and he’d buy for them as well.