In a historic moment for African music, Grammy-award-winning Nigerian artiste Burna Boy has set a new record by becoming the first African artiste to solo headline and sell out the 80,000-capacity London Stadium. The concert, part of Burna’s Love, Damini Tour, was held on Saturday, June 3, and saw electrifying performances from Burna himself and international acts like JHus, Stormzy, Dave, and more.
🚨NOW SOLD OUT!!🚨 @burnaboy’s RECORD BREAKING concert has now officially SOLD OUT!
What an incredible achievement for the first ever African artist to solo headline a UK stadium! 🏟️ 👏
For those lucky enough to make it, enjoy the show 🤩🤩🤩
— London Stadium (@LondonStadium) June 3, 2023
The concert was a spectacle of music and emotion, with Burna Boy delivering a performance that thrilled his fans and left an indelible mark on the history of African music. The artist performed 33 songs during the performance, including his hit singles and unreleased records, such as his single with JHus from the latter’s highly anticipated album ‘Don’t Say Militancy.’
The concert was not just about Burna Boy. The event also featured performances from top artists such as Santan Dave, Stormzy, J Hus, and Burna Boy’s sister, Nissi. Nissi opened the concert with a soulful and heartfelt performance that set the mood for the event. Dave took the stage with Burna to perform their collaboration ‘location’ while Stormzy and J Hus also performed their collaboration with the singer.
The concert was a testament to Burna Boy’s talent and his ability to captivate audiences. His performance was met with resounding applause and cheers from the crowd, a clear indication of his popularity and the impact of his music. Social media users have since taken to different platforms to celebrate the African Giant, with many expressing their pride and admiration for Burna Boy’s achievement.
Burna Boy’s concert at the London Stadium is a significant milestone in his career and a testament to the global appeal of African music. His success serves as an inspiration to other African artists and a clear indication that African music is gaining recognition and acceptance on the global stage.
In the lead-up to the concert, Burna Boy expressed his desire to make history and put to rest doubts about his prowess. “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.
The concert has been hailed as a “swaggering, star-studded triumph” and an “incredible achievement” by various media outlets. It is clear that Burna Boy’s historic concert at the London Stadium is a significant milestone in the history of African music and a clear indication of the global appeal and influence of African artists. Watch performances below: