On Wednesday (Nov. 16), Afrobeats superstar Wizkid shut down New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the first time. He is now the second Afrobeats artist to ever perform at the famous 20,000 capacity arena, following Burna Boy.
Wizkid had the crowd going crazy as they enjoyed watching him perform a bunch of throwback songs including "Ojuelegba," "Azonto," "Final (Baba Nla)," "Caro," "The Matter," "Soco," and more. He also performed songs from his fourth studio album Made In Lagos and his new album More Love, Less Ego.
Busta Rhymes was among the many that attended the show, and there was no doubt that he enjoyed it. After the concert, the rapper met with WizKid backstage to give him his flowers. “The vibe, it was something different. Never experienced that in this size venue. Incredible job bro. Thank you so much for everything,” the “Make It Clap” rapper said to Wizkid before they hugged it out.
“It’s time for me and you to get in the kitchen and cook up some shit. It’s time. We got all the legendary seasoning for the full course meal," Busta Rhymes added, referring to a collaboration. Wizkid responded with, “Say Less.” Other celebrities that attended the concert were J Balvin, Myke Towers and Rich The Kid.
DJ Tunez, Wizkid's official DJ, paid tribute to Davido during his opening set at Madison Square Garden. As previously reported by HOT 97, the Afrobeats singer's 3-year-old son recently died after drowning in a pool. "This one is for Davido, we love you,” DJ Tunez said, as he played a series of Davido's songs for the crowd.
Last week, The "Essence" hitmaker dropped his 13-track fifth studio album, More Love, Less Ego and it features Ayra Starr, Skillibeng, Shenseea, Skepta, Naira Marley, and Don Toliver. He also recently announced his “More Love Less Ego Tour” set to begin on March 3 of next year in Houston, Texas, and will end on April 7 in Los Angeles, California. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov. 18.