Wizkid becomes latest Afrobeats star to make history with sold-out stadium show in London

CNN  — 

On July 29, Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Wizkid performed in front of a sold-out Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, becoming the first African artist to earn that title. With 45,000 fans in attendance, the Grammy winner kicked off the European leg of his “More Love, Less Ego” tour.

He joins Beyoncé and The Red Hot Chili Peppers as the only other musical acts to perform at the stadium so far this year. After the show, he also became the first African artist to receive the BRIT Billion award for reaching 1 billion music streams in the UK.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: General view of the fireworks during Wizkid's performs at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on July 29, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

This is the second time Wizkid has made live performance history in the UK; in 2021, he sold out London’s O2 Arena for three dates – the first African artist to do so.