Nigerian Afro-fusion pioneer Burna Boy has announced that he will perform an immersive livestreamed show, available exclusively on MelodyVR.
This special virtual event, ‘Live from London’, is billed to take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8pm GMT live from O2 Academy Brixton, one of London’s most iconic venues. It will boast jaw-dropping production and visuals, and a setlist filled with the African giant's hits like ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Real Life’, and newer tracks from his huge summer album Twice as Tall.
The BRITs-nominated, Grammy-nominated, EMA and two-time BET Best African Act has given fans a wave of new material to look forward to. Just last month, he reinvented his musical style with his critically acclaimed 'Real Life' video, featuring international rapper, Stormzy; and has recently released a powerful new song ‘20:10:20’.
For Burna Boy's ‘Live from London’ performance, a global at-home audience will be able to experience the show virtually on smartphones and VR headsets via the MelodyVR app - choosing from multiple camera angles to get up close to the action as it happens - or on a browser via the MelodyVR web player.
Fusing dancehall, reggae, Afrobeat and pop, Burna Boy emerged in 2010 as one of Nigeria's fastest-rising stars. He has since solidified his place in Nigeria and the world with his globally accepted Afrofusion sound, achieving phenomenal international success with hits such as ‘Ye’, 'Gbona', 'Monsters You Made' featuring Coldplay's Chris Martin, ‘20 10 20’ and ‘Own It’ (with Stormzy and Ed Sheeran), to mention a few.
Having released formidable widely-praised albums, Burna Boy says: “I can’t wait to come at you, live from London with MelodyVR. This virtual show will be from the heart to my friends around the world. It’ll be twice as close, twice as realistic and twice as tall.”
Tickets for this one-off performance via www.LiveNation.co.uk.
About Burna Boy:
Burna Boy, a Nigerian Afro-fusion, dancehall singer and songwriter, was born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu on the 2nd of July, 1991 in Port Harcourt city, Nigeria to Bosede and Samuel Ogulu. The only son and eldest of three children, Burna Boy started producing music when he was 10 years old in Lagos State. He then relocated to London to further his studies. He returned to Nigeria in 2010 to launch his career as a musician.
“Twice as Tall” includes the single "Monsters You Made", featuring Coldplay's Chris Martin who delivered brilliantly on the track. They both performed the massive hit track on BET Hiphop awards in October 2020 where Burna Boy used the performance as an opportunity to address social and political injustice in Nigeria. Shortly after that, Burna Boy released a single titled “20:10:20” which encapsulated his view on the massacre that took place in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria on the 20th of October, 2020.
Time Magazine has named Burna Boy as "TIME 100 Most Influential People class of 2020".
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