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  • Eze Bolade

Burna Boy sells out Madison Square Garden with historic concert

Burna Boy, a Grammy-winning Nigerian musician, has become the first Nigerian artist to sell out Madison Square Garden in New York.

The "African Giant" single-handedly entertained spectators at the over 20 000 capacity arena during the much-anticipated "One Night In Space" performance on Thursday.

Nearly 100,000 people watched the online feed on YouTube, in addition to the crowd at the arena. Burna Boy is the first and only African to achieve this feat.

Burna gave the fans back-to-back classics with his band, The Outsiders, for more than three hours.

Ghanaian singer Black Sherif's Second Sermon Remix was one of the songs performed on the night, and snippets of it have gone viral on social media. The artist, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Burha, appears to have taken his artistry around the world, pushing the African continent.

On his European tour, Burna sold out the 20,300-seat Accor Arena in Paris twice, the 13,000-seat 3Arena in Ireland, and the 9,500-seat Geneva Arena in Switzerland.

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