Nigerian Award winning singer, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has made history at the Rolling Loud Festival by setting a new record.

Wizkid became the first African artiste to Headline at the biggest, Hip-Hop music festival in the world, ‘Rolling Loud’, with his performance on Sunday, 11th September 2022, in Toronto, Canada.

Wizkid, Ayo Balogun

Rolling Loud Music Festival, is the biggest hip-pop music festival in the world, annually putting together a line up of the biggest and most influential acts in the genre. The music festival, which extends to Miami, New York and Southern California, announced its very first festival in Toronto, which was held for 3 consecutive days, in Ontario, on the 9th -11th September 2022, with the likes of international artistes like Migos, Trippie Redd, Dave, Future, Lil Uzi Vert and many other artists.

Wizkid’s performance makes him the first African to headline a Rolling Loud Festival.
The megastar made It a night to remember as he thrilled the ecstatic crowd with some of his best selections of classic songs, as he also featured his first-ever performance with  Chris Brown’s ‘Call Me Everyday‘, which had the audience ecstatic as they sang along with him.

This is not the first time the superstar will be making history. In 2019, Wizkid made history as he sold out the O2 Arena in London for his Starboy Fest—all 20,000 seats—making him the only African to have ever sold out the coveted venue twice.

Other times Wizkid made history include: Being the first African pop star to perform/sell out Royal Albert Hall in London in 2017, Being the first Nigerian to win an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) award, being the first Afro-pop artiste to appear in the Guinness World Records among others.

Story: Christy Dung


September 12, 2022