The iconic London’s O2 Arena has had its roof ripped apart by a gust of wind currently sweeping through the UK.
Most parts of the UK have been devastated by Storm Eunice’s winds, which have caused extensive damage.
The building has been shut. A statement by its managers said: “The safety of our visitors remains of paramount importance.”
Nigerians will resonate with the 02 Arena, where three musical superstars have performed at different times.
Grammy-winning Wizkid became the first Nigerian to debut at the O2 Arena, with his May 26th 2018 AfroRepublik concert.
The show featured other artistes, among whom were Maleek Berry, Yxng Bane, Kojo Funds, Mr Eazi, Tekno, and Tiwa Savage.
Wizkid has subsequently held sold-out concerts at the 20,000 capacity music and sporting events theatre.
Davido followed suit, hitting the big stage on the 27th of January 2019 and featuring the likes of Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Dremo, Idowest, Yonda, and Zlatan.
The ‘Assurance’ crooner is returning to the venue to perform in March.
Another Nigerian artiste to hit the O2 stage is ‘Twice As Tall’ singer and Grammy winner, Burna Boy. The Afrofusion star shut down the O2 on August 27th, 2021.
The O2 management said they are accessing the situation.
By Fola Adeola