The Grammy-nominated rapper is set to headline a concert in Lagos alongside two of Africa’s biggest stars, Davido and Wizkid, this April.
With four successful studio albums under his belt, J. Cole is one of the most prominent rappers of this generation. His previous two projects – “2014 Forest Hill Drive” and “4 Your Eyez Only” –pulled off the impressive feat of going platinum without any collaborations.
After teasing the reveal for a couple days, Castle Lite Nigeria finally made the announcement last night. While this won’t be J. Cole’s first concert in Africa — he performed in Johannesburg two years ago — this will be the rapper’s first concert in Nigeria.
Although it’s a little strange that the concert will pair up J. Cole with Afropop stars instead of fellow rappers like M.I or even Show Dem Camp, we’re still pretty excited to see him share the same stage with newfound BFFs, Davido and Wizkid.
While the opening acts have not yet been revealed, we are hoping we get a couple strong Nigerian rappers — YCee and Poe, in particular, would be pretty great additions. The concert, titled Castle Lite Unlocks, is set for April 27 at Eko Hotel.
Wanna be a part of Nigeria’s coolest concert? Of course, you do! Just grab a bottle of Castle Lite and you could be front row at a concert with J.Cole @JColeNC, Davido @iam_Davido & Wizkid @wizkidayo. See pack for details. #CastleLiteUnlocks pic.twitter.com/4FBQ9xGKpx
— Castle Lite Nigeria (@Castleliteng) February 22, 2018
The concert tagged “Castle Lite Unlocks” is put together by Castle Lite Nigeria, and will be the first time J.Cole is visiting the country. It will hold on April 27, 2018, at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos.