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With Davido’s O2 concert, MTN restates support for showbiz

The much-anticipated show of 2022 ended with lots of fanfare, as Davido shut down the O2 Arena with an impressive lineup of global music artists.

Davido | Image: Idris Dawodu for Guardian Life

The much-anticipated show of 2022 ended with lots of fanfare, as Davido shut down the O2 Arena with an impressive lineup of global music artists.

The star-studded event, which was streamed live to millions of music lovers across the world, was enabled by MTN’s partnership with Udux, a music streaming platform.

The show started at exactly 9:30 pm to Dorcas Shola Fapson’s electric spins on the wheels of steel, and a screaming crowd of about 20,000. Idowest began the line-up of music performances, followed closely by the Ozumba crooner, Reekado Banks. This continued for the rest of the night as over 20 superstars performed to the excited fans. The list of artistes who performed at the gig includes Yung Bleu, Patoranking, Reekado Banks, Adekunle Gold, Zlatan, Teni, Tion Wayne, Pop Caan, Skibii, Ckay, and so many more.

Davido made his stage entry to Shina Peter’s Afro Juju and continued to electrify his fans with hit records such as — Dami Duro, All of you, Gobe, Aiye, Tchelete, Fia and so many others.

Highlight of the show was when Afeare Israel, popularly known as Israel DMW, dressed in traditional religious attire, with a bell that he continually rang, brought Davido on stage to chants and incantations.

Another moment of note was when Davido was declared an Outstanding Global Citizen of Belize; Leader of the Opposition of Belize, Moses Michael Levi Barrow, better known by his stage name, Shyne, made the proclamation.

With free access to the Davido O2 Arena Livestream enabled for all its customers, MTN users continuously sang the tech giant’s praises on popular microblogging site, Twitter. Before the show ended, the number one trending keyword in Nigeria was ‘free for MTN.’