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Star Boy Fest Tour

Wizkid

Wizkid appearing at this event

Wizkid is a MOBO awarding-winning Nigerian recording artist, songwriter, and performer. As an 11-year-old singing at his local church in Lagos, Nigeria, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid could never have predicted the dizzying success he would go on to enjoy within the music industry years later. This singer has devoted every minute to perfecting his craft and finds inspiration in the world around him, which he then translates musically in the form of intoxicating lyrics and melodies. Since bursting onto the scene with his debut album ‘Superstar’ in 2011, Wizkid has amassed over 4 million followers on Twitter (the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million) and devotes a lot of his attention to interacting with fans, and it’s this accessibility and personal connection that kept such a loyal following.

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Afro B

Afro B is the leading figure in the UK’s exploding Afrowave scene. Drawing on afrobeats, rap, bashment, RnB and more, Afro B has been instrumental in creating an addictive new genre that has taken over clubs and radio shows worldwide. Whether singing kizomba favoured love songs, rapping on bass heavy hip hop bangers or lacing uptempo afro-dance tracks with classic sing-a-long hooks, Afro B has dedicated himself to constantly pushing his sound forward, creating hit after hit along the way.

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Maleek Berry

Maleek Berry appearing at this event

Whether the tracks are made for himself or for others, nearly everything produced by Maleek Berry is highly percussive and melodic, made for dancing and romancing. Active since the early 2010s, the British-born Nigerian artist became an in-house producer for Wizkid's Starboy Entertainment in 2013. After work for the likes of Wande Coal, Iyanya, Runtown, and Wizkid, as well as a slew of solo singles, Berry released his debut EP, Last Daze of Summer, through his Berry's Room label in 2016.

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Ms Banks

Ms Banks appearing at this event

Ms Banks began rapping aged just eleven, inspired by strong female emcees like Lil Kim, Ms Dynamite, Lisa Maffia and Foxy Brown. She's come a long way since her playground bars, collaborating with Stefflon Don, JME and Stormzy in the process, while finding her own raw, energetic sound.

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Nafe Smallz

Nafe Smallz appearing at this event

Nafe is known for creating a distinct sound of music and continues to defy genres with his unique vocal style proving him to not only be a credible rap artist but a melodic vocalist too. In early 2016 his talent was getting noticed more than ever, and when he was just 19 years old he was asked to support US superstar Future on his UK tour. Nafe then closed 2016 by being one of the only support acts to open up for one the biggest rappers in England, Skepta, at his headline show in front of 10,000 people at Alexandra Palace. In 2017 Nafe’s promising movements continued during his joint show with Toronto rapper Smoke Dawg - where in an iconic moment for the UK rap scene Drake made a surprise appearance at their gig in XOYO, Shoreditch. The Luton-raised rhymer has been independently mentored by friends and family since launching his career, and remains unsigned despite being inundated with offers. Nafe has continuously received support from some of the hottest DJ’s and fellow musicians, and similarly the likes of highly regarded publications such as BBC 1xtra, OVO sound, Complex, and even the MOBO Awards.

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Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage appearing at this event

Tiwa Savage arrived in the early 2010s with a hybrid form of dance-pop that that synthesises Afropop, reggae, and contemporary RnB. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, the singer and songwriter moved with her family to England when she was 11 years old. During the latter half of the '90s, she established herself as a background vocalist, and opted to leave the accounting world when she was sought by Mary J. Blige.

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Also Appearing

Eugy, Terri, DJ Tunez, Juls Baby, Sammy V, DJ Win, DJ Sskes

O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester

  • Trafford Wharf Road
  • Trafford Park
  • Manchester
  • M17 1AB

Website:
academymusicgroup.com/o2victoriawarehousemanchester
Booking:
0844 477 2000