Nigerian music star, Burna Boy has made history, emerging as the first African artist to headline a stadium show in the UK.
The Grammy award-winner who achieved the feat over the weekend got a sold-out crowd of 60,000 fans calling his name as he thrilled fans with Afrobeat songs at the London Stadium.
And he didn’t disappoint with his two-hour set – bringing out famous friends like Stormzy and Dave on a giant merry-go-round to perform alongside him.
In recent times, the massive acceptance of Afrobeats and Afropop songs globally, since the emergence of some African music stars, especially Nigerian artistes who have dominated the music scene.
This has been made possible especially with a mix of African and Western influences. This has also resulted in huge rise in popularity of the songs, mostly with the efforts of Burna Boy, Wizkid and other great emerging stars.
Regardless of their feats headlining some of the world’s major music festivals, Burna Boy this time decided to raise the stake on Saturday night.
The renowned singer also called the “African Giant” thrilled his fans with a stage performance that appealed to the fans.
A 27-year-old fan, Kojo Amankwah who claimed he travelled 3,000 miles from Ghana to be at the historic gig was at the even as shared his thoughts about the event.
Speaking to Newsbeat, he said, “I loved seeing how multi-racial the crowd was, united by the power of Burna Boy’s music. It was unlike anything I’ve ever seen,”
“It’s something the greatest performers of all time like Beyoncé and Michael Jackson have been able to achieve. And now Burna Boy’s done it.”