Nigerian superstar born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid aka Wizkid became the first African singer to completely fill the over 20,000 seats at the 02 Arena in London.
Just recently, his colleague Nigerian singer, born David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known by his stage name, Davido also became the most talked about artiste in Africa and in the UK after he also sold out the 02 Arena’s seats.
Little did we know that the Nigerian singer, Davido bought seats for some of the audiences before being able to fill the 20,000 capacity Arena. He has finally revealed during an interview on a US-based Hot 96 FM that he had no choice than to pay a sum of £55,000.
“I was scared though, because … first of all, you know how we Africans do, we’re always late, we take time They said I gotta get on stage by 8, and I said alright and then by 8 o’clock my boy come tell me that brother you can’t go on stage right now and I say what you mean, he said brother everybody is still walking around, I looked at the stadium, half empty. I was going crazy.
“I’ll pay two hundred thousand pounds in this place. Me, the way I know my people, people want me to fail. If I go on that stage that place is half empty, somebody will take that picture and that picture will go father than anything. I waited till that place was filled.
“I waited for about an hour and thirty before we started. I’d rather pay the fine because people don’t want you to win. Negativity goes way farther than positivity.” he revealed.