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