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Burna Boy Ranked African Artiste with Highest Single-Concert Revenue at $1.6m

Burna Boy has been named the African artist who has earned the most money from a single show.

A pop magazine, Top Charts Africa, compiled a list of artists whose stated single-concert revenue stood out.

It noted that the figures were from Bloomberg as well as the boxscore aggregators Touring Data and Pollstar.

Burna Boy took seven of the ten available places, leaving two for Wizkid and one for Tiwa Savage.

Burna Boy’s highest-earning concert was scheduled for April 28, 2022, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

According to the report, the lauded show at the 20,789-capacity stadium paid Burna Boy a stunning $1,576,641.

It was reported to have sold a total of 13,586 tickets.

Following closely is the self-acclaimed African Giant’s concert in Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (April 14, 2022) with $1,564,720 in revenue.

The music show, which was part of the singer’s Space Drift tour, was reported to have sold a total of 17,000 tickets.


The third and fourth consecutive slots are for Washington DC’s Capital One Arena and London’s O2 Arena where the Grammy-winning megastar reported $1,434,525 and $1,347,333 respectively in concert revenue.

It is until the fifth slot that Wizkid made his first entry on the ranking with an MSG show that raked in $1,002,709.

The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner made the sixth slot with the London O2 concert that generated $958,489, having sold a total of 16,938 tickets.

Burna Boy snagged the next three slots, leaving the 10th position for Tiwa Savage whose O2 Brixton gig earned her $344,500.

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