One of Nigeria’s top international musical artistes who has grown to be a huge sensation, can now add ‘performed for Trinis during the Christmas season’ to his resume.
Trinidad Tonight! 🇹🇹 #LoveDamini
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) December 16, 2022
And while Burna Boy’s name will ring on for a few more years, once he continues to create banging hits like “Last Last” his hashtag on Trini Twitter and TikTok will always be connected to two things – 1. bacchanal and lawsuits and 2. a busted bar, heavy traffic and horrible intermission music by the concert Dj; so that’s 6 plus things you will see pop up on your algorithm.
SOMEONE TAKE ME TO SEE BURNA BOY🙏🏽
— jade avalos (@jadeayeeeee) December 16, 2022
Wizkid: Starboy call me No 1
Twiiter NG: You are the greatest, the Goat no doubt, we worship you forever
Burna Boy: I'm The Best
Twitter NG: Too proud, 2 year success is getting into your head, respect those who used caterpillar to pave way for you
Lol, you'll all be alright pic.twitter.com/QOuB7uz0ny
— Corliion🦍 (@corliion) February 16, 2020
Cover photo credit: Corliion on Twitter
Now while there was not an Orange Weather Alert level 2 when he performed during Tobago’s Carnival festivities, Burna Boy’s #LoveDamini concert Trinidad edition, no fault of his will go down in T&T history as ‘the worst concert’ for the season.
Trini Twitter has been buzzing for the entire day on Saturday, as patrons who attended the event vented on a number of issues they faced while on their way to the concert and while at the event.
Several persons were in an uproar over the venue change, from the Hasley Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain, to the infamous traffic hub, O2 Park in Chaguaramas, the bar at the VVIP area where patrons paid $1,400 for a ticket were not able to get premium drinks – they later complained that alcohol finished before performances began.
Then party goers complained online that while they enjoyed Kes The Band’s awesome performance, there was a 3-4 hour wait before the main acts arrived on stage.
One patron said he was bitten by a dog while at the party – which was a huge shock to many online.
Many others complained that while they were shuttled to O2 Park, there was no shuttle service when the show was over to take them back to the parking area.
However while T&T has had its share of challenges around the Nigerian superstar concert, fans and followers of his music said they enjoyed his performance, and that of Jamaican Dancehall artiste, Popcaan – who closed the show, but had to cut his performance short as he was instructed by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police that the time was out and the event had to be over.
Nonetheless, Popcaan gave eager fans a stella performance, and continued singing a cappella with the help of the crowd, before he walked off stage.
Burna Boy is expected to perform in Jamaica on December 18th and already the country’s law enforcement issued a release telling citizens that there will be traffic changes and restrictions to get to the venue.
Lol Burna boy concert in Trinidad seems to have gone horribly wrong. Let’s see how Jamaica goes
— Microchipped Slave (@enzotheslave94) December 17, 2022
The police are advising members of the public of the traffic changes and the restrictions that will be implemented for the Burna Boy Live Concert scheduled for Sunday, December 18 at the National Stadium in Kingston.https://t.co/MVwSkoZbwu
— Jamaica Observer (@JamaicaObserver) December 16, 2022