Wizkid set to headline Rolling Loud festival for the 2nd time
Nigerian Afrobeats maestro, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has been billed to headline the 2023 Rolling Loud festival in Germany.
The announcement was made via the organisers official Twitter account on Friday, 24th of February 2023.
The music event which is scheduled to hold in Munich from July 7th to 9th will see performances by several hip-hop and Afrobeats acts within the 3-day period.
Wizkid’s performance is slated for Friday, July 7 and he will kick-start the festival weekend.
Also, Nigerian musicians, Fireboy DML and Mavin Princess, Ayra Starr will be performing on the same day.
This is the second consecutive time Wiz wil be tapped to headline the event, after also performing as one of the headliners of the hip-hop festival in 2022.
American rap stars, Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott will also be headlining the concert on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 respectively.
In other entertainment news, the United Kingdom government has begun talks with organisers of Nigerian Grammy winner, Damini “Burna Boy” Damini‘s show in Lagos with a view towards partnering to give the entertainment sector a boost.
Impressed by Burna Boy’s ‘Lagos Loves Damini’ concert which held on January 1, 2023, a meeting was held with the organisers at the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos on Friday.
NAN reports that Creative Economy Catalyst Ltd, the main promoter of the show, Kaycee Kennedy and Country Director, UK Department for International Trade, Chim Chalemera were at the meeting.
Kennedy, while giving his remarks said the positives of the concert include that it was the first African Show listed on Burna Boy’s official website with ticketing details.
The promoter explained that ‘Lagos Loves Damini’ was the biggest outdoor music concert with over 30,000 audiences.
He added that other major positives included the fact that there were no reported casualties, theft, sexual assault or harassment.
Kennedy, however, observed that in spite of the positives, there were some challenges and learning points.
He said that the desire to address the main challenges and negatives encountered at the Lagos show necessitated the visit to the British Deputy High Commission to meet with the UK Department for International Trade and discuss possible collaboration for future events.
Also, speaking at the meeting, Chalemera said she was delighted about the potential benefits of the partnership with Burna and his team.
She said; “The UK is very happy to support the Creative Economy Catalyst team as part of our extensive engagement with the Nigerian Creative Industry.
“The UK has much to offer in terms of expertise when it comes to the delivery of large-scale entertainment events such as concerts and festivals. We look forward to seeing how this expertise can be applied for future events.”