Finally! Ban lifted, Burna Boy headed to UK for the first time since he became a star

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  • His 15-year ban from the UK has been lifted after five years and Burna Boy will make his first appearance in England tonight as he arrives at Heathrow airport aboard an Arik flight from Lagos at 6pm.

As you read this, controversial Nigerian dancehall star, Burna Boy is enroute the United Kingdom.

His 15-year ban from the UK has been lifted after five years and Burna Boy will make his first appearance in England tonight as he arrives at Heathrow airport aboard an Arik flight from Lagos at 6pm.

In 2013, we exclusively reported that while in the UK, back in 2010, Burna Boy was arrested by the police for allegedly being part of a gang and stabbing someone to death. He was tried as a minor and sent to jail.

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After 11 months, he was released and given two months parole plus community service on the grounds of being of ‘good behaviour’. But Burna is said to have disobeyed authorities and travelled back to Nigeria where he signed a record deal with Aristocrat Records.

He later traveled back to the UK but was arrested at the airport, deported to Nigeria and barred from the UK for 15 years.

Then in 2015, Burna Boy hinted via a tweet that his ban has been lifted.

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Thenetng contacted his management led by his mum, Bose Ogulu in November 2015 who told us, ‘I’m not saying anything about any ban, what I’m saying is that he’s doing a tour of UK in the second half of next year; talking about a ban is not my brief. What we do know is that Burna Boy is doing a UK tour next year. This will be his first concert in UK as Burna Boy’.

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