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Wizkid: The Man Of The People?

Wizkid, the Starboy is an artist that almost everyone will be interested in seeing perform.

His recent performance at Eko Hotels on 19 December has raised the question if he is indeed a man of the people considering rumours surrounding him in recent times.

The live concert titled “Wizkid Live Concert” was scheduled to start by 7 pm but the audacity of the music superstar was equal to none as the show started after midnight.


Wizkid made an attempt at apologising for the late start of his headline concert.

Unlike Simi’s apology that was heartfelt, he had the cockiness of a superstar that all would be forgiven. He even tried to blame ‘good old Lagos traffic’ as the cause of the late start.

Meanwhile, a journalist had seen him leaving the event venue, Eko Hotels walking towards the next building Eko Signatures at 8 pm. Perhaps, there was heavy traffic from his dressing room to the concert venue.

The host, Basket Mouth tried to justify the late start with ‘Nigerian time’ as if they are entitled to make Nigerians wait that long because they are entertainers.

In spite of this, the show was memorable as he performed the old songs that brought him to the limelight: songs that served heavy doses of nostalgic memories to the audience.

The audience soon forgot the wait as they enjoyed what seemed like an unending night of surprises as famous artists took the stage to perform to their delight and heart’s content.

Guests performances include Tiwa Savage, Do2dtun the hypeman, Teni the Entertainer and then the bonding and ‘aw’ moment with Dammy Krane who he prayed blessings on. In the past, the two had a beef between them.

The crowd indeed had their money’s worth (except perhaps the VIPs) as they enjoyed the performances and danced till the early hours of the morning.

But Later on, during the show, his cockiness surfaced.

WizKid, apparently not satisfied by the laidback demeanour of the concertgoers in the VIP section, asked the audience at the regular section to come to the VIP section to the delight of the regulars and utter indignation and displeasure of the VIPs, who paid N1m to enjoy the comfort the section offered.

Regardless, the audience was not left unsatisfied and many would have left the show ruing the late start.

Does that mean Wizkid is the man of the people regardless of his many flaws?

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