Nigeria: after raising 5.2 billion naira at the O2 Arena, Wizkid dominates Spotify’s Wrapped
The past week has been a historic one for Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Wizkid. Her three-day “Made in Lagos” concert held at London’s O2 Arena saw the famous star drive fans into a sold-out frenzy. The singer is reported to have grossed a record 5.2 billion naira in gross income. Online ticket sales for the various arena levels and locations ranged from $ 108 to $ 270. The arena has a capacity of 20,000 people.
Continuing its dominance, the recently unveiled Wrapped – an annual roundup of the year’s top artists, albums, songs and playlists released by platform users around the world – through the music platform Spotify. ranked Wizkid as Nigeria’s Most Streamed Artist of the Year.
Davido and Burna Boy followed in second and third respectively while Drake is the only international artist to occupy the top five. In place of her mentor, Tems took the helm of the year’s most popular female artist. The young singer who was recently nominated for the 64th Grammy Awards has had a successful year so far with her collaboration with Wizkid on the song ‘Essence’.
Wizkid’s ascendant was also seen on the list of top streaming albums. His Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition) came first while the original album took second.
Other Nigerian artists on the Wrapped lists included Ladipoe whose song “Feeling” topped the year’s most-streamed track, while Hot Hits Naija took the # 1 spot on the most-streamed playlist. in Nigeria.