Wizkid becomes first African artiste to headline world’s biggest gaming event in Saudi Arabia


Afrobeats sensational superstar, Wizkid has set another record by becoming the first ever artiste to headline world’s biggest gaming event. The event which is currently ongoing was held at the iconic NXT LVL Arena, Riyadh Boulevard in Saudi Arabia.

The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter gave an electrifying performance in the presence of a mammoth crowd at the Gamers8 eSports concert on Thursday night, August 4, 2022.

The Afrobeats superstar with the aid of his official disc jockey, DJ Tunez, and his band, thrilled the crowd with smash tunes from his old and new music catalogue. He gave a stunning performance with an energetic display of hit songs like “Essence”, “Ojuelegba”, ‘Joro’, ‘Come Closer’, ‘Beat Of Life’, ‘Mood’, ‘Ginger’, ‘Soco’ and slew of others.

The ongoing event in the Middle East is regarded as “the biggest esports and gaming event worldwide,” where tournaments are played alongside entertainment and cultural offerings. It commenced on July 14 and is scheduled to end on September 8.

The Gamers8 festival has so far brought, fun-packed events, shows, and futuristic experiences that bring the virtual world of gaming to fans and lovers of the platform.

Wizkid’s performance at the gaming event comes a few weeks after he was announced as a headliner at the forthcoming Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, New York.

Wizkid will perform at the event as well as other international superstars. Dave will headline the opening night on September 9th; American rapper Future will follow up with his performance on Saturday, September 10th, while Wizkid will close out the three-day festival on September 11th.

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