NIGERIAN Grammy Award-winning artist, Burna Boy, has made history, becoming the first African artiste to sell out the 80,000-capacity London Stadium.
The singer delivered a scintillating performance over the weekend to a sold-out West Ham United London Stadium.
The stadium, a 60,000-capacity space for football games, holds 80,000 people for entertainment events.
The concert also had guest performances from the United Kingdom’s top artists like Stormzy and Dave.
“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,” he told Newsbeat.
“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.”
In 2019, the 31-year-old became the first Afrobeats artist to sell out Wembley Arena in London.
“I have been told that I cannot achieve anything because of where I came from. I guess this can show people that when you have a dream, it does not matter where you came from, your dream can come true,” he said in 2019.
Burna Boy has also sold out, the 20 000 capacity American Airlines Center in Dallas, 20 000 capacity O2 Arena in London and UK’s 19,200-capacity Oakland Arena.
He has also sold out the 40 000 capacity Paris La Defense Arena, 21 000 capacity State Farm Arena in Atlanta and USA’s 20,789-capacity Madison Square Garden among other feats.