Organisers address security concerns about Burna Boy’s upcoming FNB Stadium concert

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African giant Burna Boy will be performing in South Africa in September once again, and while there is excitement, fans have plenty of reservations.

The “Ye” hitmaker is known to attract a large crowd as seen last year when he headlined the DStv Delicious Festival.

The mega-star is set to bring his phenomenal show to FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg, a venue that is no stranger to hosting international events.

In 2018 the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 drew thousands of people to witness global and local artists perform at the Johannesburg stadium.

While the performances were electric, the aftermath of the concert is what many seem to remember.

As fans tried to make their way home from FNB Stadium that year, some experienced the horror of being mugged as they tried to request and wait for e-hailing services.

Airlocked Events Management and Projects, the local representative for Event Organiser and Promoter Ternary Media Group from the USA, who are bringing the Nigerian superstar to perform in a statement, noted the security concerns around the FNB Stadium.

Organisers assured their commitment to ensuring that safety and security of the patrons remains their number one priority.

Organisers explained that they choose the venue “to ensure capacity and control to avoid any form of a rush”.

“As with all events we all learn from any challenge that may have happened and to this end we are taking lessons from Burna Boys’ success at his capacity sell-out in England earlier this year, together with successful capacity events that have taken place at the FNB Stadium, including that of Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and most recently Imagine Dragons and Monster Jam – not to mention the successful management of our PSL Derby soccer matches.

“To this end, we are working closely with the Stadium Management, the National security cluster services, as well as professionally recognised private security firms that comply not only with International Events Safety Alliance protocols. but also acknowledge the Purple Guides of compliance and crowd management out of the UK that was used for the aforementioned England concert.”