Claypaky packs a punch for Davido
Nigerian music star Davido wowed 20,000 adoring fans at London’s O2 Arena, lit by show designer Anthony Hazelden using Claypaky’s Mythos and A.leda B-EYE K10 fixtures. Hazelden took to WYSIWYG to plan a show for the artist, which included a catwalk and a flying stage. The set heavily featured video content displayed on a 10m x 4.8m video wall. “The Mythos were the main fixture over the stage,” explains Hazelden. “I needed a bright fixture that could punch through the video wall. I used Mythos’ gobos to create a number of different looks, and for each the light was still visible against the video running at 100%.” The 24 x A.leda B-EYE K10s were rigged on the truss at front of house and were used as crowd and effects lights during the supporting acts. Throughout Davido’s performance, they were employed as the main stage wash light. “The colours are accurate and it’s a very bright fixture given the small size of the unit.” “I use Claypaky fixtures because they’re so reliable. We never have any problems sourcing large quantities of units either,” concludes Hazelden. Working alongside Hazelden on the production that Davido hailed on social media as ‘the best day of his life’ were lighting techs Alan Foxall, Luke Welch, Andi Lycett, Jordan Whyment, and James Smith, head video tech Steve Wright, stage manager John Mann, production manager Anthony Tang, and Vannessa Armadi from the artist’s management. The Claypaky fixtures were supplied to Hazelden and his team by Ian Livie Concert & Corporate Lighting.