Many football fans are eagerly awaiting the start of arguably the biggest football event in the world, the World Cup, which will begin on Sunday, November 20, 2022, and end on December 18, in Qatar. Beyond the football, some Nigerian artistes are also billed to perform at the tournament. Saturday Beats takes a look at them
Reggae-dancehall singer, Patrick Okorie, popularly known as Patoranking, is scheduled to perform at the Al Bidda Park in the country’s capital, Doha, on November 28, 2022. The ‘Girlie O’ crooner has undoubtedly carved a niche for himself with his style of music.
Born and raised in Ijegun-Egba, Lagos State, he started his entertainment career as a dancer. The singer also seems to be an ardent lover of football. As a matter of fact, he stated that he got the inspiration for one of his songs, ‘Abule’, while playing football.
Another singer rocking the music scene, Oluwatobiloba Anidugbe, aka Kizz Daniel, will also set to perform at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
For Daniel, this is a dream come true, as the ‘Cough’ singer had taken to his Twitter page months earlier to say that he wished to perform his hit song, ‘Buga’ at the tournament. He wrote on June 22, “God, I want to perform ‘Buga’ for (sic) the World Cup with a mass choir. Help me say ‘amen’.” Few months later, he is set to perform at the opening ceremony of the games.
Chukwuka Ifeanyi, better known as Ckay, will join his Nigerian counterparts to perform at the tournament too. In an interview with Al Jazeera, the singer stated that he was excited to be one of the artistes that would be performing at the World Cup. He had said, “Even though we (Nigeria) did not qualify for the World Cup; at least, there is still Nigeria representation in the area of music.
Recall that Ckay’s 2019 song, ‘Love Nwantiti’ enjoyed global acceptance.
Though he was not listed among the artistes that would performing at the World Cup, popular singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido, featured on the theme song for the competition. He joined Latin-American singer, Trinidad Cardonna; and Qatari singer, Aisha, to record the song titled, ‘Hayya Hayya’ (Better Together).