Burna Boy named highest earning African artiste in single concert
In a recent publication by Top Chart Africa, Burna Boy, whose real name is Ebunoluwa Damini Ogulu, has been named the African artiste with the highest revenue generated in a single concert.
The pop magazine compiled a list of top-performing artists with remarkable earnings from their shows, and Burna Boy dominated the list, occupying seven out of the ten slots.
The figures were sourced from renowned boxscore aggregators, Touring Data and Pollstar, as well as Bloomberg.
Burna Boy’s Madison Square Garden gig of April 28, 2022, in New York City was reported as his highest-earning concert, bringing in a staggering $1,576,641.
The concert, which took place at the 20,789-capacity stadium, sold a total of 13,586 tickets.
Another remarkable concert by Burna Boy that made the list was his Space Drift tour show at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, which took place on April 14, 2022, earning him $1,564,720 in revenue.
The concert, which sold a total of 17,000 tickets, was a testament to Burna Boy’s growing fanbase and undeniable talent.
Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, also made the list, occupying the sixth slot with his London O2 concert, which generated $958,489.
The concert sold a total of 16,938 tickets, further solidifying Wizkid’s position as one of Africa’s top-performing artistes.
Burna Boy snagged the next three slots, leaving the 10th position for Tiwa Savage, whose O2 Brixton concert earned her $344,500.