Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 19 August 2019

Afro B immortalised in sand art after his visit to Dubai

The Afrowave musician spent a weekend in the UAE

Afro B performed in Dubai over the weekend. Ollie Millington / Redferns
Afro B performed in Dubai over the weekend. Ollie Millington / Redferns

If you were at Boa Dubai this Friday, you will have enjoyed a live set by Afrowave musician Afro B.

The London performer took to the stage on March 29 for Bling Friday, and then spent the rest of his evening at Base Dubai, where American singer Akon was warming up the crowds.

While the Melanin singer is now safely back in England, where he performed in Northampton last night, he has a quirky souvenir of his time in Dubai to keep hold of.

Immortalised through sand art

A UAE artisan has preserved Afro B's likeness in sand art, providing the musician with a unique keepsake. "So a guy from Dubai made this out of sand," the musician wrote on his Twitter account yesterday. "Just for the love. I love this game."

While there's no clue as to exactly who created it and where he found it from, forget frothy cappuccino art: we love this idea and are keen to see a slew of celebrity visages immortalised in sand going forward.

Someone in Dubai has created a piece of sand art using Afro B as inspiration. Twitter / @AfroB_
Someone in Dubai has created a piece of sand art using Afro B as inspiration. Twitter / @AfroB_

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Updated: March 31, 2019 10:57 AM

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