Popular
Burna Boy performing at the London 02 arena. Still from Youtube.

Burna Boy Announces 'African Giant' Tour

The artist is embarking on a multi-city tour beginning in April.

Last month Burna Boy became the talk of Twitter when he referred to himself as an "African Giant" when calling out Coachella for writing his name in "tiny writing" on their official line up for this year's festival. Well the name has stuck, and now the Nigerian "afro-fusion" artist is embarking on his very own African Giant Tour.

Burna Boy took to Twitter earlier to share the first batch of dates set for this coming April. So far, the tour includes stops in several US cities including Boston, Maryland, NYC, Chicago, Colorado and California. These are just the first set of stops on the tour, according to the artist.

READ: Coachella 2019β€”Why Burna Boy & Mr Eazi Are the Right Artists to Bring Afrobeats to the World

Check out the dates that have been announced so far, via Burna Boy's video announcement below:


Burna Boy embarked on the successful Outside tour last year, which saw him touring internationally and filling up major arenas like London's O2. He also recently announced an upcoming show in Kampala, Uganda slated for next month.

Since then he's dropped several notable bangers, most recently "Killin' Dem" with "Zanku (Leg Work)" singer Zlatan.

The "African Giant" will be performing at this year's Coachella Music Festival in California on April 14.

Politics

#LGBTRightsGhana: Ghanaians Rally Support For the LGBT+ Community

Pro-LGBT+ advocacy in Ghana is at an all-time high as members of the community face public backlash.

The LGBT+ community in the West African country of Ghana is a fast growing group, but they are also highly marginalized. In recent times, the nation's LGBT+ population has faced increased backlash from members of Ghana's society who are opposed to the rights of the community. Many members of the community are forced to live secret or suppressed lives, as those who are open about their sexuality face discrimination and oppression in various forms and degrees, as a result of living in a society that lacks progressiveness and regard for basic human rights for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.

At the moment both the backlash and the advocacy for the cause is currently at a climax, sparked by recent events concerning Ghana's LGBT+ support group and the public opposition against it by Ghana's society and the nation's government. Ghana's official LGBT+ support group, called LGBT+ Rights Ghana, established their headquarters in Accra on January 31, 2021. The office was intended to be a safe space and avenue of support for all LGBT+ Ghanaians. On February 24, 2021. the office was shut down by members of Ghana's national security force together with the police, on orders issued by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, after the center became the subject of a furious public backlash.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Interview: In The Beginning Was Manana

Manana on his debut album 'In The Beginning Was The End', a relatable love story narrated backwards.