Concert: Burna Boy becomes first African to sell out London stadium

GRAMMY award winning singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, widely known as Burna Boy, has achieved a historic milestone as he becomes the first African artist to sell out at the London stadium for a concert.

The concert was held at the 80,000- capacity London stadium in the United Kingdom (UK) on Saturday, June 3.

The official Twitter account of the London Stadium management announced Burna Boy’s latest achievement in a tweet.

The tweet read: “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. @cokobarcom @RoboMagicLive.”

Burna Boy’s London Sold Out Concert. Source: London Stadium, Twitter
The London Stadium was sold out for Burna Boy’s concert. Source: London Stadium, Twitter

Burna Boy delivered an inspiring performance during the “Love Damini Stadium Tour” concert, creating an immense wave of excitement among his fans.

At the concert, the artist confidently showcased his skill and celebrated his remarkable achievement.

“I told them this was going to happen right from the beginning. I told them I’m a genius, I had to show them what the reason is”, he said.

On Friday, June 2, the artist unveiled his debut single of 2023, titled “Sittin on Top of the World,” which received a positive response from his global fan base.

Over the years, Burna Boy has continually etched his name in history through his remarkable artistic prowess, earning numerous accolades including the prestigious Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album in 2021, as well as the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act in 2019 and 2022, among many others.

His fans have taken to various social media platforms to celebrate and express their admiration for him.

@Kinglamarr__ tweeted “Burna boy selling out 80,000 capacity stadium is crazy!!! are y’all not seeing this?! Burna boy just keeps setting the bar so high”.

Another Twitter user, @AEzenyili wrote in a tweet “The king. Concert Massively Sold out!!! @burnaboy is Sure Sittin on Top of the World”.

Another fan, @CoKoBahamasLove, wrote: “Happy I was apart of this SOLD OUT historical event. It was beyond great. Words are really not enough.

“Burna team did an exceptional job. His hard work really shows every time he hits the stage. #LoveDaminiStadiumTour thank you London. See you in New York @burnaboy.”

“Odogwu didn’t come to play. Burna is who he says he is!! It was spectacular! #LoveDaminiStadiumTour,” @7HEODOR3 said in another tweet.

Burna Boy’s impact on the music industry and cultural landscape has solidified his status as one of Africa’s most influential and successful musicians.

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