Nigerian singer Burna Boy thrills fans at historic New York concert –
Grammy Award-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, delighted music lovers in New York, United States of America with an electrifying performance on Thursday night at a landmark concert at the prestigious Madison SquareGarden.
The concert, with the caption: “One Night In Space”, makes him the first Nigerian artist to perform in the famous venue.
Madison Square Garden has a seating capacity of over 20,000 people.
A Nigeria News Agency correspondent who attended the broadcast reports that the music fans were in high spirits as the majority were dancing and singing along with the entertainer.
Madison Square Garden guest services supervisor Ken Gunser said the atmosphere at the performance was dazzling.
“People here seem happy and they’re in good spirits,” Gunser said.
According to him, the show attracted no less than 31,000 people, while more than 81,000 viewers were counted following its online performance.
Burna Boy fans, white and black alike, raved about the artist’s stage performance and praised his outstanding talent.
One of his fans told NAN that one of the reasons he liked Burna Boy was his ability to keep his audience.
“Since I got it he hasn’t changed his style and that’s why I like him and I’m here tonight to watch the show,” he said.
Additionally, a fan told NAN that Burna Boy’s music makes her happy, saying, “That’s why I’m here tonight.”
NAN reports that Burna Boy had visited the United Nations headquarters in New York earlier in the day ahead of his sold-out Madison Square Garden show.
The singing ace, who traveled with his mother and manager, Bose Ogulu, met UN Under-Secretary-General, Nigerian Amina Mohammed, during her visit.
Mohammed shared a photo of the visit to her Twitter page on Thursday morning, as she bragged about the singer’s creativity.
She wrote: “I had the opportunity to welcome my compatriot @burnaboy here at @UN HQ.
“Burna continues to inspire young people around the world with his incredible talents.”
Burna Boy is an Afro-Fusion singer, whose iconic song: “Twice As Tall”, released in August 2020, won him his first Grammy award.
In February, the singer was named the first-ever African artist to hit 200 million streams on music streaming platform, Boomplay.