Having initially blamed "travel issues" for Khaled's failure to show, organizers then concded that they had known for "a few months" that the producer would be unable to make it to London due to a scheduling conflict involving Fox show The Four, on which he serves as a coach.
Hours before climbing on stage, Davido had been spotted backstage wearing a red top with the inscription, "Long Live Olu", which is a tribute to his late friend, DJ Olu, who died mysteriously in 2017.
But Wireless had promised that they were working on something special "that won't disappoint" to compensate for Khaled missing the event.
This moment was as iconic as it is emotional, in those minutes, Davido lived the dream of a million other artists, he elevated from just an African star into a global star, one whose ranks now sit comfortably amongst the greats, one whose music has broken the boundaries of worldwide gates.
Performances of his big hits God's Plan and Nice For What? went down well with the crowd.
A lot of his fans weren't impressed. "What a madness that will be", one fan tweeted.
"One music-lover shared a picture of sad-looking Love Island contestant Wes Nelson and wrote: "@Drake confirmed headlining the only #Wireless day we didn't get tickets for".
"I can hear @Drake from my house and it sounds incredible", Mills tweeted.
He was on Sunday's line-up along with the likes of rappers Giggs and Rick Ross, and hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd.
Earlier this week, rapper J Hus was dropped from Wireless Festival due to "unforeseen circumstances".
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