Wizkid sells out O2 Arena like a Boss.

by | Sep 8, 2021 | CSA Celebrates, Culture, Entertainment, Music, Talent

  • “Made in Lagos” tour tickets sold out in 2 minutes
  • More shows added
  • Ties with Beyonce for quickest sell out time
  • O2 Arena has a 20,000-sitting capacity

2021 is looking great for Nigerian superstar Wizkid with his record breaking single “Essence” ruling the top of charts worldwide, and having the number 1 song on Shazam in the U.S. The Grammy Award winning singer has now gone on to prove the bankability of African stars by selling out his “Made in Lagos” London tour tickets in two minutes.

The concert is billed to held in London’s O2 arena as part of “The 02: The Welcome Back Show” given that the event centre had been on a lockdown break as part of COVID 19 pandemic measures.

While the show initially had two dates for the concert, the singer sold out tickets for the second date in a further 35 minutes.

This in turn spurred on a clamor by his fans demanding an additional date. Shortly after, a third date was added for Star Boy’s O2 concert and via the verified Twitter account of The 02 Arena.

Following the announcement, the singer, again, sold out the tickets within minutes.  Wizkid has now tied with mega-star Beyonce as one of the fastest to sell out the O2 Arena.

The O2 Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the centre of The O2 entertainment complex on the Greenwich Peninsula in southeast London. The event centre, which has a 20,000-sitting capacity, is the second-highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom, behind the Manchester Arena.

The O2 has hosted some of the biggest music stars in the world and selling out the arena is a feat in its own. Selling out though in record time puts you in a special club.

Here are 7 acts who sold out at the 02 Arena in the quickest times (includes multiple dates)

  • The Spice Girls, 2007: 38 seconds
  • Monty Python Live, 2014: 43 seconds
  • Gary Barlow, 2014: 6 minutes
  • The Rolling Stones, 2012: 7 minutes
  • Rihanna, 2011: 10 minutes
  • Beyoncé, 2014: 12 minutes
  • Wizkid Ayo, 2021: 12 minutes

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