Who Sold Out Concerts Abroad

Nigerian artistes have continued to put the nation on the global map by their genres of music.

Elanzanews gathered that Timeless Album artist Davido also grabbed the headlines at the 20,000 O2 Area London concert. The musician who grew up in Atlanta, Gerorgia, United States is one of the few Nigerian artistes who recorded sell-out crowds in recent times. When the news initially broke that Davido had performed before a crowd of 10,000 fans in Suriname, a South American state, the first set of questions on the lips of many was, where exactly is Suriname? How come 10,000 people in a small city know Davido’s music? But it was no joke. Pictures and videos have since proven, the sovereign state of Suriname in South America, with a population of slightly over half a million and their official languages being Dutch and Sranan, an English based creole language had turned out massively for Davido and sang along to every word of his hit songs.

This was another game-changing moment, one that the likes of the high-life singer, Flavour would replicate later in the year and it served as the biggest confirmation that Nigerian music was indeed global and not just restricted to Nigerians in diaspora, main European cities or the United States.

Davido was to later perform at the Wireless Festival in the UK, which witnessed a crowd of over 40,000 in attendance, including sold out concerts at smaller arenas during his ”Locked Up” tour of the United States.

Tiwa Savage

African Bad Girl, Tiwa Savage was the toast of many when she was one of the few artistes globally and the only Nigerian to perform at King Charles III Coronation concert held last month, May 6, 2023.

In 2018, Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage headlined her first major UK concert at the 3,000 capacity Indigo at the O2 Arena and days before the event, tickets were already sold out as fans were eager to catch a sight of one of the biggest names on the scene. It was a thrilling night for the singer, one that was preceded by the opening of her pop-up store in the UK.

Yemi Alade

A number of Yemi Alade’s achievements this year largely went under the radar until when she stated that she was as big as the likes of Wizkid and Davido, if only people would take time to check the numbers and this we did and discovered that the grounds for her statement was built on a fairly strong foundation.

Yemi Alade is without doubt one of the artists from the continent who have toured the most this year.

Earlier in the year, Yemi Alade went on a tour of Europe that saw her and her band hold successful concerts in major cities including selling out the 1,500 capacity Melkweg Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The ground is regarded as a unique venue for established acts only and Yemi Alade performing before a mixed crowd held her own and created a moment out of it.

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