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Burna Boy Took Over London's O2 Academy With a Massive, Sold-Out Show

Of course, the crowd went absolutely wild when "Ye" came on.

On Sunday, Nigerian afrofusion star Burna Boy reached a new career high, performing before a sold-out crowd at London's O2 Academy Brixton.

During his set, the singer ran through many of his most popular tunes, proving once again that he's one of the best performers on the scene. The entire 3-hour show, which saw Burna go through several outfit changes and shifting backdrops, was streamed live on Youtube.

It was an eventful night, but the main highlight of the show, was when Burna began to perform his hit song "Ye—" the beloved banger that many Nigerians want to see become the country's National Anthem.


A video shared on social media captures the uproarious reaction from the crowd once the song's intro began to play. Fans immediately began shouting the lyrics word-for-word, with Burna Boy left watching in awe as the crowd sang and lit up the arena with their cellphones. "Fans paid to perform for Burna Bout at his own show...greatness," wrote one fan on Twitter.

Check out the clip below.

Reactions to the show have been overwhelmingly positive, with many pointing out that the singer has solidified his spot amongst afrobeats greats. Several fans and fellow musicians, including Adekunle Gold and Patoranking, have congratulated Burna on the show's massive success.











With Burna Boy's unforgettable show, it's clear that contemporary Nigerian music is becoming increasingly influential on a global scale and Burna is one of the artists at the forefront of this.

He's set to wrap the UK leg of his "Outside Tour" this month in Birmingham.

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Listen to Saul Williams' New Album 'Encrypted & Vulnerable'

The score for his directorial musical debut, Neptune Frost, which is based on Williams' tale about hackers living in a Burundian village made up of recycled computer parts.

Saul Williams is back with his new album, Encrypted & Vulnerable.

The 13-track album, which is part of his MartyrLoserKing project, is described by Williams as his first "spoken word" album. It was entirely self-produced, mixed by by Gonjasufi and features the likes of Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), My Brightest Diamond, Christian Scott (Atoms For Peace) and more.

Encrypted & Vulnerable is also the score for Saul Wililams' directorial musical debut, Neptune Frost, which is based on Williams' tale about hackers living in a Burundian village made up of recycled computer parts.

"Encrypted & Vulnerable is simultaneously a personal and intimately optimistic takedown on struggle, defiance, awareness, aloneness, and a takedown of heteronormative capitalistic patriarchal authoritarian politics in topics ranging from love, technology, religion, war, to migration," Williams mentions.

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Simi and Adekunle Gold are the Absolute Cutest In Their New Music Video 'By You'

The couple are giving us all the feels in their latest music video.

Simi and Adekunle Gold continue their streak of duets with their latest "By You," from the former's latest album Omo Charlie Champagne Vol. 1.

On the new track, the couple once again deliver loving lyrics and sweet melodies, sharing an accompanying video highlighting their bond. The video behind with what looks like personal footage from the company, later following them around as they adventure across Los Angeles, playfully driving around and even making a stop at the LA staple, Randy's Donuts.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo's 'Coming To America'-Inspired Nike Sneaker Will Be Dropping Very Soon

The Nigerian-Greek NBA MVP is releasing a limited edition run of his Nike collab, 'Zoom Freak 1.'

Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to release a limited edition run of his sneaker, the "Zoom Freak 1" in collaboration with Nike very soon, Konbini reports.

And to top it all off, it's going to be inspired by the classic late 1980s comedy Coming To America—one of Antetokounmpo's favorite movies—where the designs will be made in collaboration with Paramount Pictures.

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