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David Adeleke popularly known as “Davido” has made history being the second African artist to sell out London’s O2 Arena.
The Arena whose capacity holds 20,000 people was sold out by the DMV boss on January 27, 2019.
Davido or Wizkid?
Even before the concert, fans went haywire on twitter raising a comparison between Davido and Wizkid. They reminded reminded the artist that he wasn’t the first the sell out the arena in London. Another Nigerian artist, Wizkid had also done the same in June 2018.
Davido replied by saying,
“You all can stop arguing now, it is not about who did it first or who did it alone without help. We sha don do am Wetin you don do?”
Davido at the O2 Arena
Just like he said, he did it.
Idris Elba who introduced Davido, to model Naomi Campbell, was present at the concert. There was alo a line up of artists like Peruzzi, Mayorkun, Idowest and Yonda. Not to leave out well known dj’s like Tim Westwood, DJ Ecool, DJ Bibi amongst others.
It was an electrifying show that featured some of the artist’s greatest hits and the crowd was loving the energy. Social media was set on fire as fans kept posting videos, pictures and sang along to the songs. This created an atmosphere that truly celebrated the African star.
Yesterday was the best day of my life … let me just leave this here for motivation! ❤️🔥🔥 Thank you London 🇬🇧 tell America IM COMING!!!!! 😈😈😈 pic.twitter.com/jiJDCf3PSH— Davido (@iam_Davido) January 28, 2019
Davido arrived on a suspended platform leaving fans in total awe.
Although there were rumors that Davido did not completely sell out the show. Moreover, the UK Guardian further strengthened this claim by reporting the show was “nearly sold out”.
Nevertheless Davido has since silenced those rumors on social media releasing pictorial evidence showing that he indeed sold out the show. He wrote on the post,
“Our people and amebo….”
Regardless, it does not really matter whether the show was sold out. Davido has cemented his stance as one of African’s top artists with the success of this show.
Beyond the O2 Arena
He had an emotional moment with his team at a private dinner hosted for him. He shed tears of joy seeing how far he had come and thanked the people who have stood by him through it all.
According to Davido, his next target is New York’s Madison Square Garden and we wish him all the best as he continues to break boundaries.