Lagos has played host to a number of International stars and now, Nigeria’s commercial capital is set to host its biggest star as Hip-Hop rapper and business mogul Jay-Z is set to perform in Lagos during his forthcoming world tour.
Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) announced his world tour on Thursday, and the tour will include performances in seven African cities, including Lagos.
The tour which kicks off September 9 in Poland, will see the Grammy multi-award winning rapper perform in Accra, Lagos, Cape Town, Luanda, Durban, Johannesburg and Dar Es Salaam. His highly anticipated performance in Lagos is scheduled to hold on October 9 at Ocean View restaurant.
This will be Jay Z’s third visit to Nigeria. He and his superstar wife; Beyonce, were hosted in 2006 by the former Governor of Kwara state; Bukola Saraki, who named a street after the American rapper in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. Jay Z was also part of the ThisDay Music festival with a host of other global music icons that performed in West Africa’s entertainment and culture capital city, Lagos.
The schedule for Jay-Z’s African stops on his world tour is:
-October 4: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Diamond Jubilee)
-October 6: Accra, Ghana (Accra Conference Center)
-October 7: Lagos, Nigeria (Ocean View)
-October 9: Luanda, Angola (Cine Karl Max)
-October 11: Cape Town, South Africa (Belleville Velodrome)
-October 13: Durban, South Africa (ABSA Stadium Outer Fields)
-October 14: Johannesburg (Coca Cola Dome)