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Wizkid Becomes First African To Recieve $1 Million For A Show


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Popular Afrobeats musician, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, became the first African to receive $1 million for performing at a show.

The Grammy nominee will headline the Rolling Loud music event in September 2022.

Wizkid confirmed this in a recent post on his Instagram story, where he wrote; “Afro nigga! $1 million to pop out”.

$1 million is approximately ₦600 million at the time of writing this article.

The Essence crooner took to Instagram to celebrate another win after narrowly missing out on a fiercely contested Grammy award earlier this month.

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Big Wizkid is joined by American rapper, Future, who also confirmed he was paid $1 million for the same show.

Nigerian Afrobeats Superstar Wizkid Becomes First African To Recieve $1 Million For A Show | I LOVE AFRICA

Rolling Loud, the world’s largest hip-hop event, takes place September9-11, 2022.

The festival will hold in Canada for the first time in its history after 7 years in the United States.

The three-day event will also feature Wizkid, Dave, and Future. Dave and Future will headline the first two days, and Wizkid will headline the third day of the festival.


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