The Grammy-winning Nigerian artist, who’s on the quilt of the newest issue of Billboard magazine, will likely be the primary Afropop star and international act to perform at Tipsy Barbados in July through the island’s annual Crop Over festival.
Born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Burna dubs his own style as “Afro-fusion”: a mix of sounds from the continent together with global strains of hip-hop, EDM, and pop and is widely known for international hits like “Ye,” “On The Low,” “Kilometre,” and “B. d’Or”.
“With history-making shows headlining the Hollywood Bowl and most recently, selling out the celebrated Madison Square Garden, we’re truly honoured and privileged to have an artist of Burna Boy’s caliber not only touch the Tipsy stage but in addition perform in Barbados during Crop Over,” said Crystal Cunningham, Public Relations Consultant for Twisted Entertainment, the official promoter of Tipsy All White Party and the Barbados leg of Burna Boy’s 2022 Love, Damini Summer tour.
Described as one in all the defining musical acts of today’s African diaspora, Burna Boy was nominated on the 2022 Grammy Awards for Album of the 12 months (for contributions to Justin Bieber’s Justice) and Best Global Music Performance (for “Do Yourself”). He’ll perform continue to exist July seventeenth for the 2022 edition of Tipsy All White Party in Barbados alongside Kes the Band, Voice and Hypasounds.
The tour announcement follows Burna Boy’s mainstage performance on the Billboard Music Awards where he performed two songs (“Last Last” & “Kilometre”) from his recently announced album, LOVE DAMINI, due for release on June thirtieth at 7PM EST/July 1st at 12AM in time for his thirty first birthday. In his recent Billboard cover story, Burna exclusively spoke to the album’s personal meaning.
His latest single “Last Last,” which was launched alongside an official visual directed by Burna himsel, features a notable sample of Toni Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough.” Produced by Chopstix (Burna Boy’s “Outside”) the earworm captures Burna singing with startling candor on broken hearts, mistakes, and consolations in a playful yet impactful sound that has grow to be his very own soundtrack. (PR)