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By Odunmolayo Oke

June 13, 2024 | 10:10pm

Nigerian “Afrofusion” superstar Burna Boy has broken new records with his latest tour, making him the most successful African artist to tour the country. According to the information revealed by Tour Data, Burna Boy sold 69,219 tickets across the six shows of his “I Told Them… Tour,” raking in a staggering $5.7 million. This is…

Burna Boy at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH). Photo – X/Benny

Nigerian “Afrofusion” superstar Burna Boy has broken records with his recent tour, making him the most successful African artiste to tour the country.

The information, revealed by Tour Data, revealed that Burna Boy sold 69,219 tickets across the six shows of his I Told Them… Tour, raking in a staggering $5.7 million – the first Nigerian artiste to achieve this feat and adding another record to his already illustrious resume.

Additionally, this indicates the growing popularity of Afrobeat overseas.

Burna Boy's I Told Them… Tour took him to several cities across Canada, where he wowed audiences with his powerful live performances. Burna has a live band that accompanies him at every show and on his global tours.

Burna's music is a fusion of Afrobeat, reggae and dancehall, which he also showcases in his live performances.

This historic achievement marks a significant moment not only for Burna Boy but for African music as a whole – it clearly demonstrates the growing global demand for African artists and the potential of the Nigerian music industry.

Related article: Burna Boy visits Uniport Teaching Hospital, pays students’ hospital bills

His success in Canada has been followed by numerous international accolades. Grammy Awards It won the award for Best Global Music Album.

In 2024 alone, he's had a great year career-wise: At the 2024 Grammy Awards, he performed a medley of his Grammy-nominated songs.

In addition to his Grammy performance, he also participated in his recent remix of Tshwala Bam. The song, which was released on Wednesday, May 15, has gained immense popularity and is currently at number 2 on Apple Music's Top 10 Songs in Nigeria. He teamed up with South African artists TitoM, Yuppe and SNE to produce the song.

Finally, Burna Boy continues to break records and set new standards, embodying the dreams and ambitions of many young African artistes. His achievements truly embody the Nigerian dream.

.Follow As part of the “I Told Them… Tour,” he sold 69,219 tickets over six shows and grossed $5.7 million, making it the most successful tour by an African artist in Canadian history.

— Touring Data (@touringdata) June 13, 2024



Source: guardian.ng

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