One of the world’s biggest Afrobeats stars continues to tighten his connection with Jamaica by paying homage to the Reggae/Dancehall Icon
Burna Boy continues to tighten his connection with Jamaica (Jamar Cleary)
Afrobeat superstar Burna Boy continues to enjoy his time in Jamaica for his 32nd birthday. After making a shock appearance at the well-known local event ‘Weddy Weddy Wednesday’, recording songs at the famous Tuff Gong Studio, he hosted his private birthday celebration alongside local dancehall stars; Tommy Lee Sparta, Skeng, Teejay, Beenie Man, LaaLee, Kemar Highcon and athlete, Asafa Powell at Pearly Beach in Ochi Rios.
The fast-rising star, Byron Messia also graced the stage at the birthday celebratory event to perform the smash hit single, 'Talibans'. Viral footage of both artistes spread across social networks recently, spawning increased speculation of the official remix for the song.
The African Giant continues to solidify the strong connection between Africa and Jamaica. On Monday, he visited the dancehall/reggae legend, Sizzla Kalonji at his famous Judgement Yard in August Town and paid homage to his artiste’s coveted legacy.
Burna Boy, who arrived accompanied by his entourage, shared his story of meeting Sizzla for the first time in South Africa in 2014 during his visit. Both artistes were spotted issuing money to the local residents, who all excitedly flocked towards them.
As he continues to connect with local public figures and celebrities in Jamaica, the African giant continues to create history on a global level; becoming the first African Artiste to sell out stadiums in the USA, England, France and Holland. His 'Love Damini' tour sold out the 41,922 capacity ‘Citi Field’ in New York, the 60,000 capacity ‘London Stadium’, the 40,000 capacity ‘Paris La Defense Arena’ and the 41,000 capacity ‘GelreDome’ in Holland. Burna Boy, now one of the world’s biggest Afrobeats stars, earned over 1.1 billion Global On-Demand Audio Streams in the first half of the year, and 255.8 million in the US.
His schedule; currently one of the busiest in music currently, includes future performances at stadiums in Ostrava (Czech Republic), Malmö (Sweden) and Detroit (USA), as well as also slated to return for a hero’s welcome in South Africa in September.
Burna Boy alongside Santan Dave in Jamaica