Burna Boy is cooking within the U.Ok., the place he’s set to change into the primary African artist to headline a stadium live performance.
The Nigeria-born Afrobeats star (actual title Damini Ogulu) leads the lineup for the Love, Damini tour date at London Stadium, set for June 3, 2023.
“London Stadium is going to be my fairground,” he feedback. “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.”
The history-making present at London Stadium (previously the Olympic Stadiu) “is going to be legendary, it’s history and I can’t wait for you all to be a part of that.”
Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Burna Boy has a busy touring schedule for the 12 months forward, with a variety of area, stadium and competition dates locked-in on either side of the Atlantic.
The huge London date will probably be bookended by reveals next summer at Paris La Defense and Gelredome Arnhem, a soccer stadium within the Netherlands,
With a capability north of 60,000, the London Stadium present will probably be Burna Boy’s largest-ever solo viewers. “It will be a landmark first for him or any solo African artist here in the U.K.,” feedback Graham Gilmore, CEO of London Stadium, “so it promises to be a special night at the Stadium next June”.
Burna Boy isn’t any stranger to the large event. He’s landed 9 high 40 hits within the U.Ok., together with a No. 1 for 2019’s “Own It,” with Stormzy and Ed Sheeran. His sixth and latest studio album, Love, Damini, peaked at No. 2 on the Official U.Ok. Chart in July.
Career highlights embrace a Grammy Award for 2020’s Twice as Tall (finest global music album), a headline present at New York’s Madison Square Garden in April, and sold-out dates at London’s Wembley Arena in November 2019 and at The O2 Arena in August 2021.
He’s appeared twice on the Billboard Hot 100, and with three titles on the Billboard 200 chart, together with a better of No. 14 for Love, Damini.