Burna Boy Makes History in UK Concert
6 June 2023
[Burna Boy/Not Just Ok]
Written by Pharis Kinyua
Nigerian Afrobeats star Burna Boy made history once again after selling out a 80,000 capacity stadium in the UK.
He performed at London Stadium on Saturday, a concert that was a part of his ‘Love Damini’ album tour.
The Grammy Award winner performed alongside big international artists like Stormzy JHus and Dave.
An animated crowd cheered as Burna took to the stage and performed some of his most popular tracks such as ‘Last Last’, ‘Common Person’, ‘On The Low’ among many others.
He also released some of his unreleased tracks, including his collaboration with JHus off his highly-awaited album
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Burna Boy had earlier expressed hope in making history at the London Stadium and he did it effortlessly.
“London Stadium is going to be my fairground! I’ve been told that I couldn’t achieve anything because of where I came from. I hope this can show people that when you have a dream it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, your dream can come true.
This is going to be legendary, it’s history and I can’t wait for you all to be a part of that,” he said in a past interview with the stadium officials.
With star-studded collaborations with British artists such as Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Jorja Smith, Nigerian-born crooner has a mark in Britain's African and Caribbean communities due to his blended music.
Burna Boy’s fusion of pop, with Afrobeats, RnB and dancehall has pushed him into the UK mainstream in the last 10 years.
He is one of the African proponents playing an important role in promoting African music to the British culture.