On the evening of November 20, 2022, many of Kizz Daniel’s devoted followers were left bewildered when the singer didn’t show up to perform at the FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup as he had previously promised.
According to Kemi Filani, the 28-year-old Buga crooner Kizz Daniel confirmed he will be performing at the world cup opening ceremony in an Instagram post on Friday, November 11. In the post, he posted photos of himself and other artists that will be performing at the ceremony. Kemi Filani was able to find this out because Kizz Daniel posted the photos.
He said in the post’s accompanying caption, “This one is for Africa. This one is for the nation of the Vado. See you at the World Cup in Qatar on November 23, 2022!”
Kizz Daniel was not present during the opening ceremony of the competition in Qatar, which was a visual spectacle for fans all over the world and featured a performance by the lead vocalist of the Korean pop band BTS, Jung Kook. Jung Kook lit up the Al Bayt Stadium with his performance alongside the Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi.
Twitter was flooded with responses from people who were confused because they thought Kizz Daniel was going to perform at the opening ceremony.
Fans react to Kizz Daniel’s absence at world cup opening performance
Julio Kitoko wrote: “Shey be Davido, Kizz Daniel & Co suppose to perform for the World Cup opening ceremony… wetin come to happen wey we no see them.”
Ajoke wrote: “I thought Kizz Daniel said he’ll be performing at the World Cup?”
Fai Boris added: “I did not see. Kizz Daniel or Davido at the World Cup opening ceremony. After all the hype from Nigerians and me in particular, looking forward for him to ginger and Buga the crowd. What went wrong? Did lack of electricity stop Nigerians from not being updated in time?”
“I thought you people said Kizz Daniel and Davido were going to perform at the World Cup open ceremony? What happened?” Steeze asked.
Kakosa wrote: “Ah did Kizz Daniel perform at the World cup opening ceremony? I missed that session.”
Roland wrote: “Kizz Daniel what happened to your performance at the world cup?”
The ‘Buga’ star who confirmed he will be performing at the event has however noted that he was billed to perform on November 23 and not 20 as speculated.