Nigerian afrobeat sensation Burna Boy delivered a crowd-pleasing set to fans at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, on Sunday, as he tours the Caribbean for his Love, Damini album tour.
With the COVID-19 pandemic on the decline, the entertainment sector has reopened to satiate an entertainment-starved Jamaican public. Pre-pandemic events have slowly returned to the calendar, but on-the-rise genres such as afro beats have paved the way for a brand new stage show experience for Jamaican audiences.
Burna, born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, has been one of the genre’s breakout international artistes with a chart-topping catalogue. During his performance, Burna described his visit to Jamaica as a homecoming and said that there were no words to describe how it felt to be on stage.
“This feels like a long-lost brother coming to see his long-lost brothers and sisters,” the artiste stated.
After performing his song Gbona, the afrobeat singer said he brought something for the audience and introduced his surprise guest, Jamaican dancehall artiste Serani. The pair performed Secret, which was featured on Burna’s album African Giant, and he revealed that from the moment he first heard Serani’s No Games single, he knew he wanted to work with him.
Burna went on to perform renditions of his singles Hold My Hand, Location, Gum Body, and Rock Your Body. But no song had the crowd rocking in a frenzy as much as his 2022 hit Last Last, which members of the crowd were singing along to word for word.
Watch Burna Boy’s performance below.