- 02 May 23
WizKid previously appeared in Dublin back in 2018.
Grammy-winning Nigerian sensation WizKid is finally coming to Dublin - announcing a 3Arena date on Saturday, October 14th.
The multi-platinum selling global superstar will tour in support of his fifth studio album, More Love, Less Ego.
Following his iconic UK show at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on July 29, the exclusive 4-city European leg, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on October 5 in Copenhagen at Royal Arena, with stops in Paris and Brussels before wrapping up in Dublin at 3Arena.
Following his European run, Wizkid will embark on his highly anticipated North America tour across seventeen cities with newly announced dates kicking off in Philadelphia on November 2 and closing out in Washington D.C. on November 30. Wizkid is also set to headline Afro Nation Miami this month on May 28.
Pre-sale opt-in's for first access to tickets are open now. The general on sale will begin Friday, May 12 at 10am local time on Wizkidofficial.com
Singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) began his career in music when he was just 11 years old in Lagos, Nigeria.
His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006, he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts including OJB Jezreel, Naeto C, and Banky W.
By 2011, he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist: Superstar was released via Empire Mates critical acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple delays and label disagreements, Balogun released his sophomore album titled Ayo in 2014. This second studio album had a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti.
Ayo also featured Balogun's global breakthrough track 'Ojuelegba.' Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria's biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Wizkid into the international spotlight. In return, Wizkid appeared on Drake's 2016 smash single 'One Dance.'
In March 2017, Wizkid signed a major deal with RCA and Sony International, which released his third LP, Sounds From the Other Side, later that year.
Wizkid refocused energy on his Starboy imprint in Africa. As an ode to his hometown, Wizkid released his fourth full-length project titled Made in Lagos in 2020 with guest appearances from Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R, Ella Mai, and more. The album is the highest charting Nigerian album on the Billboard 200 of all time, the longest charting Nigerian album of the century on Billboard World Albums chart, and the first and only African album to be RIAA certified Gold in the US with half a million in sale units.
Hit single 'Essence' became the first Nigerian song to feature on the Billboard Hot 100 and peak #1 on US urban radio. Made in Lagos, along with his Grammy award winning feature with Beyonce ('BROWN SKIN GIRL') and five sellout shows at the 02 Arena, prove Wizkid’s movement to be one of lasting global impact.
2023 EUROPE DATES:
Sat Jul 29 – London, United Kingdom – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Thu Oct 5 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
Sun Oct 8 – Paris, France – La Défense Arena
Wed Oct 11 – Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12
Sat Oct 14 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena