By David Adebayo
If Nigerian Super Eagles are not going to participate in this year’s World Cup tournament, they will be missing singer Kizz Daniel, who will be thrilling millions of football lovers across the world as he takes the centre stage at the opening ceremony of the tournament.
This big feat is coming on the heels of the successes of his global tour and the release of his recent hit track, ‘COUGH’, as FIFA announced him as one of the headliners at the FIFA Fan Festival in Doha, Qatar.
The performance, which is an extension of FIFA Sound, is an entertainment strategy designed to bring more connections between the beautiful game of football and music.
A few months ago, when the artist with the historic record of “No Bad Songs” tweeted that he would love to perform his hit single, ‘Buga’ at the World Cup, little did he know that the universe would grant him this fervent wish.
In a quote, the singer said “When you have a dream, you have to hold on to it and never let go. The FIFA Fan Festival in Doha is a collective dream and we will make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience!”
Among more than 20 additional top-level entertainers from around the world performing at the event, Kizz Daniel will be performing alongside five international award-winning singers — American artist, Diplo on November 22; Nigeria’s Kizz Daniel on November 23 – 20h55 – 21h40; Canadian crooner, Nora Fatehi on November 29; American singer, Trinidad Cardona on December 1 and Scotland’s Calvin Harris on December 10 — at the Qatar 2022 FIFA Fan Festival mainstage as part of the FIFA Sound lineup.
It’s all in a bid to enrich the great programme of the FIFA Fan Festival over the 29-day tournament at Al Bidda Park in the heart of Doha, next to the Corniche.