Arizona Federal Theatre | Phoenix, AZ
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 2023. Originally Thursday 6th April 2073. All original tickets are still valid!
Nigeria has given the world many artists, but by far one of its best musical exports has to be Wizkid, and the king of Afrobeats is coming stateside for a one-of-a-kind event that will have fans going crazy with anticipation. His energy and confidence create an electric atmosphere, and audiences love it when he interacts with the crowd, so you can expect to be absolutely enthralled throughout the show. There is nothing better than watching him perform live, and this part of the trek will make a stop at the Arizona Financial Theatre on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. All the real fans are going to be there in full force, and you must be part of the action, but tickets are already in limited supply. You need to grab yours right here and now before it is too late. The process is really straight forward and secure; all you have to do is locate the "GET Tickets" button up top, click it, and follow the prompts. So don't waste a single second. Get it done right now.
As one of the pioneers, Wizkid has helped put Afrobeats on the map, paving the way for many new artists from Africa to gain worldwide recognition. "Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun," formed the group the Glorious Five at the age of 11 and started performing. As time went on, he would make it big by producing studio albums and touring worldwide.
In 2009, he signed a deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E.), and his debut album, Superstar, released in 2011, featured the hit single "Holla at Your Boy," which brought a lot of commercial success for the young up-and-comer. Later hits included "Don't Dull" and "Tease Me."
Following up his debut album's success, he released his second studio effort, "Ayo," which gave the world six mega singles, with the standout being "Jaiye Jaiye."
Once his initial deal ended with E.M.E., he would link up with the iconic rapper, Drake, and the two collaborated on the song, "One Dance," featuring UK's Kyla. It gave him the taste of his first truly international success, and the song went straight to number 1 on the US Hot 100 chart compiled by Billboard as well as in many other countries. It also put him in the Guinness Book of World Records.
RCA also took close notice of what was going on and offered him a contract covering several albums, which helped him launch his third studio offering, "Sounds from the Other Side." It came out in 2017 and also featured several hot singles.
His list of collaborators grew to contain huge names such as, Calvin Harris, which culminated in a song called "Checklist" featuring Normani. The song was a breakout success and went to number one on Billboard's Digital Song Sales Chart.
2020 saw his fourth album, "Made in Lagos," come out, and it too did wonders for the artist. It was well received by critics and topped Billboard's World Album Chart. It also gave fans the hit single, "Essence," which went on to become the first Nigerian song to claim the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100.
Now he has a new album, "More Love, Less Ego," and based on all of his amazing achievements thus far, this one is going be pure magic. Plus a Stateside tour to support it means we get to enjoy one of Afrobeat's best musicians. So grab your tickets now!!!