Burna Boy wows thousands at South African festival

Burna Boy wows thousands at South African festival

An African giant! Burna Boy put on an impressive show at the Delicious Festival. 

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Burna Boy (Instagram/@burnabou, Twitter/@sizwedhlomo)

Thousands of people packed the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg's Midrand area to watch Nigerian superstar Burna Boy in action.

The 'Last Last' hitmaker was the headlining act at the 2022 DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival.

According to reports, an estimated 100,000 people attended the festival on Saturday - many eager to see Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu.

The rapper took to Twitter to share a picture of the sea of people during his show. 

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Burna Boy sang several songs including his hit song with AKA, 'All Eyes On Me'. 

His performance was the highlight of the festival, which suffered several hiccups this past weekend. 

VIPs complained that they had to wait hours for everything. 

"The name of the game is queueing. To pee, to eat, to park, to drink, to enter. You will spend at least 3 hours queueing," one Twitter user wrote. 

Organisers blamed fake ticket holders for some of the delays. One Twitter user bragged about managing to get in for free.

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Despite the drama, many agreed that Burna Boy saved the day with his amazing performance. 

"DSTV Delicious Fest was a logistical and practical nightmare🥲 they get a 1/10 and the one is only cause Burna Boy was absolutely mind blowing, he gets a 100/10," one tweep commented. 

Another user added: "Burna Boy redeemed this festival! He deserved a stand alone concert." 

Sizwe Dhlomo and Pearl Thusi - who attended with her daughter Thando - were among the stars singing Burna Boy's praises. 

"Burna Boy delivered a perfect show. African Giant Gbedu!" Pearl wrote. 

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Here's a look at what others had to say:

Many agreed that the final day of the festival went a lot smoother.

"This was amazing, yesterday's show was well organised, great performance from Babyface, great crowd, orderly. Absolutely had a good experience and looking forward to 2023," one woman wrote on Instagram.

A Twitter user wrote: "Had the most amazing time at the #DStvDeliciousFestival2022 yesterday. The food was delicious, drinks flowed, and the company was outstanding. Babyface - who also sang other artists' tracks he wrote - and Angie Stone had us singing along like teen-agers again. Woza again in 2023!"

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Main image credit:  Instagram (@burnaboy), Twitter (@sizwedhlomo)

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