Wizkid, Nigerian international music superstar, has been announced as the headline act for this year’s BBC Radio 1Xtra Live music event scheduled to hold on October 5 at Arena Birmingham.

BBC announced the name of the Nigerian singer alongside other international acts such as French Montana, Ms Banks, Aitch and DaniLeigh.

Others performing at the event include Headie One, Miraa May, Stylo G, and Lil Tecca.

“1Xtra Live is our flagship night where we really get to let our hair down and showcase some of the cream of artists we love and support on the network,” said 1Xtra’s DJ Target.

“This year, we head to Birmingham, a city we’ve always had an amazing relationship with, and we bring another incredible line up with us.

“Aitch is undoubtedly next up when it comes to UK rap and he’s going to kill it; Ms Banks has had a fierce year too and is brilliant live.”

The 1Xtra Live will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Asian network from 7pm on October 5.

The feat is coming at about a time when Wizkid is still basking in the euphoria of the release of his new single ‘Ghetto Love,’ which  has reportedly hit one million streams on Audiomack.

The ‘Fever’ crooner is also set to storm Europe with his upcoming ‘Starboy Fest’ beginning on October 19, with the London leg of the concert slated for the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena.

The Paris leg of the fest will hold on October 18, at Les Docks Pullman while the Manchester’s show will hold on October 26 at O2 Victoria Warehouse



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