Arabians dance their hearts out as Nigerian Whizkid becomes first African to perform show in Riyadh


By Ismail Auwal

Nigeria’s Starboy Wizkid becomes the first African artiste to perform in Saudi Arabia. 

The singer treated fans to a spectacular performance at the iconic NXT LVL Arena, Riyadh Boulevard after headlining the biggest ongoing eSports concert.

Wizkid with the aid of his official disc jockey, DJ Tunez, and his band, thrilled the crowd with smash tunes from his old and new music catalogue.

He gave a stunning performance with an energetic display of hit songs like “Essence”, “Ojuelegba”, ‘Joro’, ‘Come Closer’, ‘Beat Of Life’, ‘Mood’, ‘Ginger’, ‘Soco’ and slew of others.

The ongoing event in the Middle East is regarded as “the biggest esports and gaming event worldwide,” where tournaments are played alongside entertainment and cultural offerings.

The event commenced on July 14 and is scheduled to end on September 8.

The Gamers8 festival has so far brought, fun-packed events, shows, and futuristic experiences that bring the virtual world of gaming to fans and lovers of the platform.

Wizkid’s performance at the gaming event comes a few weeks after he was announced as a headliner at the forthcoming Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, New York.

Wizkid will perform at the event as well as other international superstars.

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