Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, seems to be squeezing the UAE trip into a hectic schedule at the moment.
Last week he had his acting hat on as he appeared in a live performance of The Wiz for American television.
Playing the Tin Man character, he starred alongside the likes of Common, Mary J. Blige and Amber Riley. The show was watched by a whopping 11.5 million viewers and his performance of ‘Slide Some Oil To Me’ was said to be the most tweeted moment of the show with 1.6 million posts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Earlier this year it was announced he’s be teaming up with Timbaland, who is the executive music producer on the popular show Empire.
Currently promoting his latest album Non-Fiction, Ne-Yo’s appearance at MAD also includes Neil T, Anthony Bassoulou and Devon Kosoko on the line-up.
MAD only opened on November 12 and already we’ve already seen Tinashe, Jeremih, Tinie Tempah, J Cole and W&W perform as part of the Formula One festivities.
And the big names do not stop there. On Friday, Will Smith’s son Trey Smith will perform a live set as DJ AcE.
The 23-year-old is in the country while shooting scenes for his upcoming documentary, produced by his dad’s Overbrook Entertainment. MAD on Yas Island is open on Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 11pm-4am. Reservations at email@example.com (0558346262).