It was a big day for the Afrobeats genre as famous Nigerian singer Kizz Daniel finally got his wish.
On Wednesday at 7pm Nigerian time, the singer performed his hit song, ‘print‘, including to more than 50,000 spectators at the World Cup in Qatar.
Kizz Daniel’s performance at Al Bidda Park in the heart of Doha is one of the highlights of the FIFA 2022 World Cup Fan Festival held in Qatar. His colleague, Patoranking, will play in the same venue on November 28.
Fans of the music artiste were expecting him to perform at the FIFA 2022 opening ceremony on November 20 alongside fellow Nigerian artiste CKay.
Mr. Daniel, however, confirmed that he would be performing on November 23 and not at the opening ceremony on November 20, as had been speculated.
Fans were expecting Nigerian superstar Davido to perform at the opening ceremony of Qatar 2022, but for obvious reasons he was absent.
Davido was asked to perform the FIFA 2022 song “Hayya Hayya” (Better Together) alongside artists Trinidad Cardona. David and Aisha.
Kizz Daniel announced his arrival in Qatar on his Instagram on Tuesday morning.
He shared pictures of himself and his crew with some FIFA World Cup civil servants
On Wednesday, he announced to his fans: “I’ll be on the FIFA Live stage at 19:00 Naija Time 🇳🇬 (21:00 AST ), uniting the world with music and football.”
During the performance, the singer set the mood with his interpretation of the popular football anthem ‘Ole Ole Ole’.
He then performed some of his old albums, including ‘One Ticket’, and many other songs.
A performance of her latest song, ‘Cough (Odo)’, which had the audience singing along, was choreographed by four energetic white ladies doing the song’s signature dance.
The ‘No Do’ singer also paid tribute to Afrobeat founder Fela Anikulapo Kuti by performing one of his hit songs, ‘African Woman’ on stage.
He posted a video of the performance on his Instagram page with the caption “Fela Anikulapo Kuti main tribute”.
Kizz Daniel and his live band performed in front of a diverse audience from around the world, singing his biggest song of 2022, ‘Buga’.
The star singer is expected to start preparations for his Lagos tour after his successful performance.
Earlier this month, the ‘Odo’ crooner announced the Lagos leg of his Afroclassic World Tour.
The tour kicks off on December 17 at the Eko Convention Center, Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
So far, the artist has successfully sold out the ‘Afroklasic Tour’ in cities across different continents in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
He has traveled to selected African countries such as Rwanda, Namibia, Uganda and Malawi.
In June, the ‘Yeba’ singer wanted to perform at the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.
“God, I want to perform ‘Buga’ for the World Cup with a Mass Choir. Help me tell moms,” he wrote on his Twitter page.
A few weeks later, the 28-year-old confirmed her prayers had been answered when she tweeted her initial message with the comment: “And the Lord said: ‘see you in Qatar’.”
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