During his recent concert in London, Nigerian Grammy winner Damini Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, appeared late. However, it was not due to disregard for his fans but rather because he insisted on ensuring the stadium’s backdrop was working correctly. The Head of Security at the London stadium confirmed that Burna Boy could have incurred a hefty £150,000 fine if the delay exceeded 30 minutes.
Nnamdi from Nigeria, pursuing a degree in International Sports Law, shared a video wherein the chief security officer provided an account of an occurrence. As per the officer’s statement, Burna Boy was on the verge of commencing his performance on stage. However, one of his team members responsible for operating the stadium lights with a laptop encountered challenges in turning them on.
According to the Head of Security, the individual did not possess a spare laptop, which created a significant obstacle due to the curfew enforced at the London Stadium. If Burna’s performance exceeded this time limit, his show would need to cease, and his promoter would have to pay £150,000 every 30 minutes they surpassed the deadline. Nnamdi commended the ‘Last Last’ artist for prioritizing excellence over performing with defective equipment on stage. Nnamdi shared on Twitter.
“Burna is such a perfectionist. Having a lecture at the London Stadium and the head of security explaining how Burna refused to go on stage on time because the stadium backdrops were not working properly, risking £150,000 fine for each extra 30.”
Burna such a perfectionist. Having a lecture at the London stadium and the head of security explaining how Burna refused to go on stage on time because the stadium back drops were not working properly risking £150,000 fine for each extra 30. pic.twitter.com/FyzjScOBDm
— The Beast (@dnnams) June 28, 2023