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Watch Davido Shut Down London's O2 Arena

Highlights from the Nigerian star's massive concert in London.

Davido held his long-awaited concert at the O2 Arena on Sunday night and by all accounts it looks like it was a huge success.

The DMW boss packed-out the 20,000-capacity arena for a concert that showcased his many hits and cemented his top spot on afrobeats' global stage.

The show kicked off with Tim Westwood and DJ Ecool spinning to get the crowd warmed up. DMW acts and friends like Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Idowest, Dremo, Yonda, Tomi Agape and Zlatan each got to perform as well.

Finally, after a bit of wait, Idris Elba himself came out to introduce Davido—who made his entrance by soaring above the audience one a suspended platform to perform "Aye."

The Nigerian superstar, who was backed by the Compozers, ran through his many hits from across the years throughout the night—"Fall," "If," "FIA," "Dami Duro," and many more. He even brought out his girlfriend Chioma for "Assurance."

The big guest of the night, aside from Idris Elba, was dancehall heavyweight Popcaan, who has collaborated with Davido a few times.


In all of the night's videos you can hear the energy and electricity of the crowd as they sing along to every word.

Check out some photos and clips below.



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The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

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Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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