Burna Boy set to become first Nigerian artist to headline Madison Square Garden

Burna Boy – Madison Square Garden

Grammy-winning Afrofusion star Burna Boy is about to make history as the first Nigerian singer to headline a concert at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York. The already sold out concert is tagged ‘Burna Boy Presents One Night in Space,’ goes live on April 28.

The singer also took to his Instagram story on Tuesday to announce the live stream of the concert on YouTube. “Hello my beautiful African people, this is Burna Boy. Catch me live on YouTube at my one-night in space concert happening at Madison Square Garden, New York City,” he said. It is understood that the live stream will begin at 9 p.m. ET on the day of the sold-out show.

Burna Boy performed a fortnight ago in Rotterdam, Netherlands to a huge audience as part of his ‘Spacedrift Tour’. In commemoration of the concert, limited edition merchandise has been designed for sales. Merchandise includes shirts, hats hoodies, crewnecks, and tote bags which will range in prices from 25 to 100USD.

“One Night in Space” is produced by Duke Concept, the “leading brand in African and Caribbean entertainment business of North America,” according to the company’s website, in conjunction with Live Nation.

Burna Boy gained fame after releasing ‘Like to Party’, the lead single from his debut album ‘L.I.F.E’ (2013).

In 2021, the singer set a record in Nigeria after his album ‘Twice As Tall’ won the ‘Best World Music Album’ category at the Grammys.

Burna Boy has established himself as a household name in the music industry with several awards and acclaimed albums.

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