After 11 months, he was released and given two months parole plus community service on the grounds of ‘good behaviour’, but he broke parole 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. His ban was eventually lifted in 2015 – after just five years. This year he had a homecoming concert, Redemption, at the Apollo – his first UK concert as Burna Boy – to mark his return.
Watch the short film, Redemption, about his grand entrance at the homecoming concert: