Fans rushed security barriers and charged their way into a concert at London’s O2 Arena on Sunday night to watch Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid a Nigerian singer and songwriter performs.
In videos shared on social media, a crowd can be seen surging through the main security checkpoint as workers attempt to stop them. “People are breaking into the O2”, the fan wrote, “They broke the security scanner”.
In another video, a woman appears to push a venue security worker after he grabs another member of the public.
“Watch peeps break into the O2 just to watch Wizzy perform,” one man wrote on Twitter, alongside one of the clips being shared. Meanwhile, a woman with a different video wrote: “I’m so confused. Why are they going on like Wizkid has never performed in London before.”
“This evening, a breach of the security cordon on the arena entrance occurred and as a result, a number of fans in the queue were able to enter the venue. The situation was quickly contained by staff and the incident resolved,” a spokesperson for the arena was quoted to have said to newsmen.
Wizkid began recording music at the age of 11 and released a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. In 2009, Wizkid signed a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He later rose to the limelight after releasing “Holla at Your Boy“, the lead single from his debut studio album.