Burna Boy is Set to Make His First Appearance in Sierra Leone this April
Afro-fusion superstar and Grammy Nominee, Damini Ogulu a.k.a Burna Boy is set to perform at Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 11 April.
The award-wining artist is set to make his first appearance and will be playing in Sierra Leone for the first time, courtesy of 1Africa 1Vision, an organisation run by Sierra Leonean music promoters and DJs.
The organisers, DJ Vet and events promoter Egerton Shabba, have confirmed that Burna Boy will visit their country, with the African Giant hitmaker himself announcing the news on social media last week.
Burna Boy has been making waves in West Africa since the release of his 2012 single ‘Like to Party’ and the Sierra Leonean audience will be awaiting his performance with bated breath. Last year, Burna Boy release African Giant, arguably the most successful African album of the year with more than 600 million streams to date while amassing over 13 million listeners on Spotify.
The album has been nominated in the Best World Music Album category ahead of the Grammy Awards on 26 January. It also won won the Best African Act Award at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards and the Best International Act Award at the 2019 BET Awards, among other impressive accolades.
Pilot CPO, a member of the organising team and Sierra Leone DJs Union president, told Vertex Media that “everything is in place.”
Sources have also disclosed that the 1Africa 1Vision team is in talks with another big Nigerian artist to join Burna Boy in Freetown. The organisers will make the announcement when a deal is reached and said that local acts would also be contracted to perform at the concert.