Beyonce Stuns Nigerians Pays Respect To Chimamanda And Fela, Wizkid Fails To Show Up (Video)
Beyonce made it to the Coachella stage this year with a stunning performance, featuring Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie and Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual show held in California, United States. It is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the U.S. and all over the world.
She also paid tribute to Fela through the 1976 classic “Zombie”, during her performance. See the performance below:
Beyoncé paying homage to Fela Kuti😍 pic.twitter.com/5DUlYPgPSw
— Konbini Nigeria (@konbining) April 15, 2018
Although it has been three years since the singer released her self-titled 2013 album, which included the track Flawless” with its sample of Adichie’s TED Talk ‘We Should All Be Feminists’, Nigeria’s haven’t ceased talking about it.
Beyonce, who was supposed to perform at the festival last year, pulled out on doctor’s orders, has become the first woman of color to headline the music festival in Indio, California.
The singer’s nearly two-hour performance also included quotes from civil rights activist Malcolm X as well as samples of Nina Simone.
Meanwhile, Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun was among the artists that was due to perform on Saturday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival but was absent.
According to the organizers of the festival, the Afropop star was “unable to make it into” the U.S. for the festival.
“We are sorry to announce that Wizkid is unable to make it into the country to join us this weekend but will be performing next weekend,” Coachella said in a tweet.
Wizkid also took to Twitter to plead with his fans that his band “had some visa issues” hence his inability to make it for the festival.
“Band had some visa issues…I’m upset bt see Y’all next week,” he tweeted, adding that “My papa no be embassy” when a fan reminded him that he also missed out on some major music festivals in the U.S. in 2017.