Burna Boy to become First Nigerian to headline Madison Square Garden
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Burna Boy to become First Nigerian to headline Madison Square Garden

Burna Boy to become first Nigerian Artist to headline Madison Square Garden

Come Thursday, April 28, 2022, Burna Boy will be the first Nigerian Artiste to headline New York City’s Madison Square Garden. 

Preparations are underway, and tickets are selling fast for Burna Boy’s upcoming performance in New York City’s Madison Square Garden Concert.

Burna Boy’s concert in Madison Square Garden tagged “Burna Boy Presents One Night in Space”, will come up on Thursday, April 28, 2022 by 8:00PM.

This is a going to be a big hit for Burna Boy because not only has he recently performed at Hollywood Bowl in 2021.

He also performed at San Francisco’s Outside Lands and New York City’s Governor’s Ball.

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Burna Boy

It really is a streak for Burna Boy considering that he has also performed at London’s 02 Arena

With African Artists looking to break new records every singing day- and successfully breaking them, Burna Boy headlining Madison Square Garden is going to be no small feat.

Especially with Davido shutting down the 02 Arena for the second time

This will make Burna Boy the first Nigerian artist to headline New York City’s Madison Square Garden. 

MSG (Madison Square Garden) is referred to as “The World’s Most Famous Arena” .

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Madison Square Garden, New York

It has had the performances of legendary artists like: The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Taylor Swift, U2, Katy Perry, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. 

So Burna Boy performing at the Madison Square Garden, is indeed a big deal, and a win!

This is noteworthy because Burna Boy is also the first Nigerian to win a Grammy Award as a solo artist!

In fact, he has just been nominated for another Grammy Award for his performance with Angelique Kidjo on the song “Do Yourself” off Angelique Kidjo’s Mother Nature album.

How to get tickets for Burna Boy’s Madison Square Garden Performance

1) Go to Ticketmaster.com

2) Tickets available for Burna Boy’s Madison Square Garden Concert are Standard Admission Tickets between $109-$250 and Best Seats {Official Platinum} around $305-$480.

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With his fusion of dancehall, reggae, Afro-beat, and pop, Burna Boy emerged in the early part of the 2010s as one of Nigeria’s fastest-rising stars.

The LeriQ-produced 2012 single “Like to Party” proved to be his breakout track and paved the way for his full-length debut, L.I.F.E, a year later.

Over the next five years, Burna released two more albums and collaborated with a variety of artists, from J Hus and Skales to Fall Out Boy and Lilly Allen.

His international exposure widened with 2018’s Outside, which hit number three on the Billboard Reggae chart and won the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Album of the Year.

In advance of his next LP, 2019’s African Giant, Burna made his first appearance at California’s Coachella festival.

Burna Boy was born Damini Ogulu in Lagos in 1991. He began making music at just ten years old when a fellow classmate at school gave him a copy of the production software FruityLoops.

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Armed with these means, he began to create his own beats on an old computer. After he graduated, he moved to London to attend university, but he dropped out after two years and moved back to Nigeria.

In 2010, the 19-year-old Ogulu traveled to Nigeria’s southern coast, where a mutual acquaintance, producer LeriQ, had some studio space.

This marked a period when he began to connect to the music of his native country, having spent most of his youth immersed in American acts like DMX.

He delved into the dancehall and reggae music his father listened to and explored the Afro-beat music preferred by his grandfather (who had also been Fela Kuti’s first manager).

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Burna Boy

As a result of his new discoveries, Ogulu created a confluence of genres that would become his signature sound.

With production by LeriQ, Burna Boy created “Like to Party,” which marked his rise to prominence and generated a local buzz along the way.

2013 saw the release of his debut studio album; featuring guest slots from Wizkid, Timaya, 2face, and M.I., L.I.F.E drew favorable reviews from the music press.

For his sophomore effort, 2015’s On a Spaceship, Burna parted ways with both his record company and LeriQ, and delivered a record even more diverse than his first.

In 2017, he teamed up with producer Juls for the single “Rock Your Body.” A host of singles followed throughout the year, including “GBA,” “Streets of Africa,” “Koni Baje,” and “Sekkle Down,” featuring J Hus.

After releasing the Lily Allen-aided single “Heaven’s Gate” in early January 2018, Burna delivered his third album, Outside, later that month.

He returned a year later with the single “Killin Dem,” a collaboration with Zlatan.

Along with additional singles like “Dangote” and “On the Low,” it was later included on his fourth album, African Giant, which saw release in July 2019.

The LP was nominated in the Best World Music Album category of the 62nd Grammy Awards.

In August 2020, Burna issued the full-length Twice as Tall, which included the single “Wonderful.” Featured on the album were guest appearances by Youssou N’Dour, Naughty by Nature, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and others. “Rotate,” a collaboration with Becky G, arrived in 2021, as did the solo single “Kilometre.” ~ Bekki Bemrose

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Olayiide Bolaji is a writer at The Scoove Africa whose interests span in music and movies. He is also a freelance A&R personel.

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