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    Burna Boy reportedly earns almost N3 billion from his Madison Square Garden gig

    • Burna Boy rakes in over N3 billion from the Madison Square Garden concert

    • Burna Boy reportedly earns over 3B Naira from the Madison Square Garden show.

    Burna Boy reportedly earns almost N3 billion from his Madison Square Garden gig
    Burna Boy reportedly earns almost N3 billion from his Madison Square Garden gig

    Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, was the first musician to headline sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in New York, and reportedly grossed over N3 billion in ticket sales alone.

    Tickets ranged in price from $80 to $2,125, with an average of $350. According to calculations by BusinessDay using average sales of N145,365.50 ($350) multiplied by the total capacity for music concert in the arena of 20,789, with the current exchange rate of N415.33 the sum totals to $7,276,150 which cost over N3,022,003,379.50.

    The historic two-hour concert, titled “One Night in Space,” was also streamed live on YouTube, attracting over 81,000 people from Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

    Burna Boy commenced the event wearing black designer jacket and matching black slacks before changing into several fancy outfits to sing songs from his African Giant and Twice as Tall albums.

    On his Twitter handle he tweeted;

    “The Journey in NY has been blessing. PlayStation theatre in 2017, Gramercy theatre in 2018, The Apollo in 2019 and Today 2022 we are in MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. NEW YORK for sticking with me all these years through this great Journey. Love, Damini,”


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    The event so far has seen ripple effect on the Afrobeats culture as Twitter unveiled the #AfricaToTheWorld hashmoji to spotlight African influence and voices who impact their community.

    Burna Boy joins Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Adele, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey on the list of artists, who have sold out the world’s most famous arena.

    This year alone the Afro-Fusion artist has headlined events in Amsterdam, Dublin, Manchester and Rotterdam, with upcoming events in Atlanta.

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