Afrobeats star Wizkid joins the MDLBeast SoundStorm 2023 line-up
Stormers, this news will get you in a big mood. Get ready for the ultimate celebration as Nigerian Afro-pop singer Wizkid is set to perform at this year’s MDLBeast SoundStorm in December.
The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner will be taking the stage on Thursday December 14, alongside Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris on the same night. Other confirmed acts for MDLBeast SoundStorm 2023 include Martin Garrix, Pharrell & Phriends, David Guetta, and J Balvin.
Wizkid’s journey to international stardom began in 2011, and since then, he has experienced a steady ascent in the music industry. Notably, in 2016, he reached the pinnacle of success by becoming the first Nigerian artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his mega collaboration, ‘One Dance’, alongside Drake.
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Aside from his charm, stage presence, and ability to captivate audiences, his unique sound has caught the attention of listeners outside of Africa. His music seamlessly integrates elements we know and love: dancehall, rap, reggae, pop and R&B. With his versatile and infectious beats, it is no surprise that his tracks have also shaped up to be viral hits on social media.
Be it on Justin Bieber’s ‘Essence’ or Beyoncé’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’, Wizkid’s sound is unmissable in any track he features on. The release of Wizkid’s fourth album, ‘Made In Lagos’, further solidified his influence and popularity. The artist went on to achieve a groundbreaking feat, creating history by becoming the first African artist to be awarded the prestigious BRIT Billion Award. As a trailblazer for African musicians, Wizkid continues to break barriers and inspire a new generation of artists across the continent.
This will not be Starboy Wizkid’s first time performing in Riyadh, and as we wait in anticipation, we gracefully say Afrobeats to the world.
The Storm is nearing…
From Thursday December 14 to Saturday December 16, MDLBeast SoundStorm will take Saudi Arabia by storm, with a hotly anticipated list that is set to welcome more than 200 global superstar headliners and dance acts performing alongside regional and local talent. And if you haven’t heard, MDLBeast is going all out with eight dynamic stages this year.
The second ticket release is now available on the MDLBeast website and starts from SAR169 for a one-day general admission pass and goes up to SAR1,569 for one-day VIB (very important beast, of course) passes. Get ready for a bigger, better, louder SoundStorm than ever.
MDLBeast SoundStorm 2023, Dec 14 to 16, Banban.