As the year comes to a close, it is customary for singers to plan performances and shows to close off the year capitalizing on the yuletide excitement.
Beginning on December 1st, musicians will begin headlining events and staging concerts to match the festive atmosphere of the last month of the year. While some singers would be missing out on the festivities, Newsbreak Nigeria has compiled a list of concerts to look out for this holiday season.
Asake Live In Concert
One singer whose songs have been on the lips of many Nigerian music lovers is Asake. Famous for releasing hit songs like Terminator, Joha, Palazzo among other 2022 hits, Asake will be looking to wow his fans when he headlines the ‘Mr Money with the Vibes ft Asake’ concert. scheduled to take place on December 22, at the Eko Convention Center. Signed to Olamide’s YBNL, Asake, who rose to stardom with his hit single ‘Omo Ope’ is arguably one of the favorites artists in the music industry at the moment as no party will be complete without Asake’s song on the Dj’s playlist.
Mavin All-Star Concert
Arguably the most buzzing record label of the moment, Don Jazzy’s Mavin record gave Nigerian music lovers back-to-back hits between 2021 and 2022; from Ayarr Star’s Bloddy Samaritan and Beggie Beggie to Crayon’s Ijo Labalaba to Johnny Drill’s recent hit, My Friend. Also, the record label’s other talents including Boy Spyce, Magixx, Rema, Ladipoe have not been missing in action as they have been releasing hit songs that have kept the record label in trend. Recently releasing its joint album to celebrate its 10th-year anniversary, the record label will on December 16, in Lagos, host its all-star concert that will feature all its artists.
The Mavin all-star concert is a curated experience that is set to be one of the year end’s biggest Afrobeats events. It would be part of the annual LivespotXFestival and would feature an array of fan-centered activities that would be rolled out in the coming weeks.
Kizz Daniel Live In Concert
Famous for his 2022 global hit single ‘Buga’Kizz Daniel is one of the trending music stars that will be headlining a concert this festive period. Known to always release hit singles, Kizz Daniel who performed at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be headlining at the Eko Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, December 17, 2022, to thrill his fans to a night of fantastic music and a great party vibe.
Tems Live In Concert
Grammy Nominated singer Tem is arguably the fastest-rising Nigerian singer on the global stage achieving several feats on the global stage which include featuring on the Soundtrack list of Marvel’s trending movie Black Panther, featuring in Rihanna’s hit single ‘Lift Me Up’ and winning big at the American Music Award. Like other Nigerian music stars. Tems will be looking to wow her fans this December. The Grammy-nominated singer who has had an amazing year in music will be live in concert in Abuja on December 17, courtesy Paly Network Africa and El Carnaval.
Though details about the venue is yet to be revealed, tickets are already available for sale ranging from N20,000 for regular to N3,000,000 for a table
Wizkid Beach Concert
Termed one of Nigeria’s most successful music artists, WIzkid has announced plans to host a beach concert by the end f the year. The singer who bagged about five awards at the headies 2022 in Los Angeles USA and made history by being the first Nigerian singer to win the American Music Award will be looking to wow his fans, just a day before we bid goodbye to 2022. It has been rumored that tickets for the event have been sold out as the singer allegedly announced that the beach concert will be his last Lagos event in a long time.
The event, set to hold at the La Campagne Tropicana, a beach at the Oniro of the state, is dubbed ‘Vibes on the Beach With BigWiz.’ The show is scheduled to hold on December 30, 2022.
BNXN Buju Live In Concert
BNXN a multi-talented Nigerian singer has been buzzing in the music space in 2022, famous for his collaboration with Pheelz ‘Finesse’ the singer who won the next rated category at the headies 2022 award held in LA U.S.A has also joined a host of other Nigerian artists that will be headlining shows this 2022. The concert which will be his very first headline concert will hold this December at the Balmoral Event Center in Lagos.
Buju has had a truly remarkable year, scoring hit after hit with both his original songs and song features. He began by contributing to Feeling, the year’s first big hit for Ladipoe. It became clear that the singer was not here to play this year after a string of other appearances and two songs, Outside and Testimony. Pheelz “Finesse” made the decision to release his own first EP, Sorry I’m Late, after appearing on Wizkid’s Mood from the Made in Lagos deluxe version.
Davido’s Fan Concert
Another concert to look out for is Davido’s fans’ concert. Despite the tragic event that has kept the singer out of the music space, his followers have decided to hold it down on his behalf, stagging a fan’s concert.
The singer had already planned a lavish celebration for his 30th birthday. However, the loss of his son Ifeanyi Adelek had kept him away from social engagements, causing him to cancel his 30th birthday celebration plans.
Newsbreak Nigeria had at the beginning of November reported that Davido’s son drowned at the swimming pool in his home while the singer was away with his fiancee Chioma to attend a family function. However, the tragic event forced the singer to shelve plans for a public appearance but his fans chose to fill in for the singer, hosting a free fan’s show scheduled for the evening of 1st of December at Eko Energy City.
Being the only religious event on this list, the Experience is a yearly concert organized by Paul Adefarasin, the pastor of the Rock Christian Center. The event brings Christian music stars from across the globe down to Nigeria. The event is billed to hold at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos on Friday 2nd of December, 2022. The event will have popular gospel artists including Travis Greene, and Nathaniel Bassey among other renowned gospel music stars from across the globe.