CLAIM: Wizkid to Perform at The Hub Karen in Kenya on January 8th, 2022

Okediran Adeyemi

On Saturday, November 27, 2021, a poster was shared on a Facebook page, Afrika TV, Kenya. The poster has a picture of Wizkid on it with the inscription that he will be performing at The Hub Karen on January 8, 2022, and also the price for each various type of ticket available for the show was contained on it.

As of the time of fact-checking this claim, the tweet has generated 2 comments from different handles and 27 likes.

 

CLAIM

N-VA extracted the claim, “Wizkid to Perform at The Hub Karen in Kenya on January 8th, 2022, and went on to fact-check it.

 

POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE CLAIM

Balogun Ayodeji Ibrahim, popularly known as Wizkid is a Nigerian RnB singer who rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of his lead single Holla At Your Boy from his debut album Superstar, while international recognition came in 2016 when he collaborated with Drake on the global hit One Dance, which reached No.1 in 15 countries including the UK, US, Canada, and Australia.

The reason for fact-checking this claim is that recently Wizkid just completed a 3 days UK show at The O2 Arena in London, titled Made In Lagos Tour on the 28, 29, and 30th of November, 2021. The ticked which sold off within 12 minutes was to celebrate his 10-year discography.

 

VERIFICATION

Afrika TV, Kenya known for posting African entertainment and showing Africa talents and creativity posted on her Facebook page, claiming Wizkid will be performing on January 8, 2021, at The Hub Karen.

The poster urged fans intending to attend the concert to pay in advance Ksh8,000 for VIP tickets or Ksh5,000 for regular ones.

“There is a window to buy tickets at the gate at Ksh10,000 for VIP tickets or Ksh6,000 for regular tickets,” the post adds. The fans were urged to “visit ‘MUZECLUB.COM’” to book their tickets.

It was also discovered that the same poster was shared on Archive Today on November 30, 2021.

 

Will Wizkid be performing in Kenya on said date?

Wizkid’s manager, Sunday Are, has flagged the poster as fake on his verified Instagram page.

It caption of the Instagram post reads, “Wizkid FC in Kenya, this is to notify us that this promotion is fake and we aren’t informed. Please disregard. Thank you @wizkidnews”

Furthermore, The Hub Karen has also released a press statement on her Facebook page debunking the claim that Wizkid will be holding his concert in their space.

It read, “To our customers, kindly disregard any information concerning a Wizkid concert at The Hub Karen. We are not aware of the ongoing communication and would love to clarify that at this time there is no such concert that will happen at The Hub, Karen.”

 

CONCLUSION

The claim that Wizkid will be performing at The Hub Karen in Kenya on 8 January 2022 is FALSE.

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