Grammy Award winning Nigerian musician Damini Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy has shared his desire for Africa to host an event similar to 1985’s Live Aid, which held simultaneously in Philadelphia, USA and London, UK.
Burna Boy revealed this via his Instagram story on Thursday, November 4.
“Sometime next year, my dream is to make a concert happen similar to Live Aid in the UK with all/any artists who care. I watched Bohemian Rhapsody and I’ve been thinking, we can raise millions of pounds yearly for the people of Africa if we can do this. We can save our nation and continent with our art,” wrote Burna.
He continued by saying; “It’s just a dream right now but I expect the British government to support this fully. After all most of us are/were British colonies.” Burna also tagged British Prime-minister Boris Johnson, CNN UK, United Nations, and Global Citizens to the post.
Live Aid generated over 150 million pounds in an attempt to solve problems related to world hunger. The original event was watched by over 1.9 billion people across the globe, and it inspired more concerts in different parts of the world.
Those who are familiar with Live Aid and Bohemian Rhapsody will remember the famous British band Queen and their lead singer Freddie Mercury, who performed in front of millions of people at the Wembley stadium in London.
A Freddie Mercury biopic- Bohemian Rhapsody released in 2018, starring Ramy Malek. Malek went on to to win an Oscar for Best Actor in 2019 for his performance in the film. Bohemian Rhapsody was the film with the most Academy Awards in 2019, with 4.
Check out Queen’s performance of Bohemian Rhapsody during Live Aid London below: