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Burna Boy, Kes The Band and Popcaan Set To Perform in Trinidad, Next Week.



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Kes the Band and Jamaican dancehall artiste Popcaan have been added to the cast of Burna Boy Live in Trinidad. The anticipated concert is carded to take place at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on Friday, December 16th.

Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, is bringing his Love Damini tour to not only Trinidad, but also Antigua and Jamaica this December. In October, the high profile Nigeria born artist, performed in Tobago for the Tobago Carnival experience. Despite inclement weather conditions, the “Last Last” singer mounted the stage and performed for die hard fans who braved the thundershowers. Next week Friday, the artist will be joined by two of the Caribbean’s most adored entertainers, Kees Dieffenthaller with his band, Kes The Band, and Jamaican dancehall sensation, Popcaan.

Burna Boy will be joined by Kees and Popcaan

The show is being promoted collaboratively by Twisted Entertainment, Duke Concept and SM Entertainment. Twisted Entertainment’s Crystal Cunningham believes Burna Boy’s music has captivated audiences across the globe, referring to the artist as “one of the biggest artistes on the planet right now.” “We wanted to bring that energy and the infectious vibe of Afro-fusion with Burna Boy to the shores of Trinidad,” she explained, highlighting that Popcaan’s addition to the cast comes at a time when the pair are enjoying the fanfare arising out of their collaboration on the single, TAS, which is featured on Burna’s album, Love Damini.

The entertainer’s album has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Global Music Album and he has also been nominated for Best Global Music Performance for the single, “Last Last.”

Osita Francis Ugeh of Duke Concept, the entity that promoted Burna Boy’s first ever concert, said the tour is in keeping with his company’s aim to bring African cultures together. “The project is something we hope is ongoing, that helps the culture and helps to blend the relationship between the sound from the African continent and those from the other side of the world. It’s about bridging the gap.” He added that he believes that such collaborative efforts not only bring African creatives together, but can also enhance cultural exports from the respective territories. “It’s also about supporting the artistes that are from here because the only way you can export something is when we first enjoy the music and support the makers.”

With many fans in Trinidad, the event is expected to attract a large number of people. One day after the concert announcement, online ticket sales had reportedly been extremely successful, with the first batch of tickets reportedly selling out almost as soon as they were made available.

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