The O2 Arena, standing tall as the ninth-largest structure worldwide by volume, with a staggering capacity of 20,000, has become a monumental symbol of musical success.
This article pays homage to the exceptional Nigerian artists who have achieved the remarkable feat of selling out this iconic venue, solidifying their global impact.
Leading the charge is Asake, the sensational singer under the YBNL record label. Ahmed Ololade, as he is known offstage, achieved a ground-breaking milestone on August 20, 2023, when he performed at the O2 Arena in a grand entrance via helicopter. His sold-out concert not only showcased his musical prowess but also marked a historic moment in his career.
Burna Boy (2021)
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, professionally known as Burna Boy, etched his name into the annals of music history with his sold-out performance on August 27, 2021. This achievement followed the release of his hit single “Question,” featuring producer Don Jazzy, which received widespread acclaim and extensive airplay.
Davido (2019, 2022)
David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, asserted his dominance on two occasions, captivating the O2 Arena’s audience. First, in 2019, and later with a triumphant return on March 5, 2022.
The official Twitter page of the O2 Arena confirmed the sold-out status just hours before his performances, underscoring his immense popularity.
Wizkid (2018, 2021)
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, the Nigerian superstar better known as Wizkid, carved his name in history books in May 2018 by becoming the first Nigerian artist to command a sold-out show at the O2 Arena. His Afrorepublik concert marked a pivotal moment.
Wizkid repeated this feat in 2021 during his “Made In Lagos Tour,” a testament to his enduring appeal as tickets vanished within 10 minutes of public sale.
Tiwa Savage (2018)
Tiwa Savage, a renowned Nigerian singer and songwriter, solidified her place in this prestigious lineup by achieving a sold-out show at the O2 Arena in 2018. As the first Nigerian female artist to headline her major UK concert at the 3,000 capacity Indigo at the O2 Arena, she labeled the event “The Savage Tour,” a fitting tribute to her trailblazing career.