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Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, is presently receiving a lot of accolades after he thrilled music lovers in New York to an electrifying performance at the prestigious Madison Square Garden.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that the historic concert which was held on Thursday night with the caption ‘One Night In Space’, has actually made Burna Boy the first Nigerian artiste to hold a successful performance at the famous Madison Square Garden which has a seating capacity of at least 20, 000 seats.
The music fans were in high spirits as the majority were dancing and singing with the artist.
The supervisor of Guest Services at Madison Square Garden, Mr Ken Gunser told newsmen that the atmosphere of the performance was dazzling and electrifying.
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‘The people here seem to be happy, and they are in a good mood,’ the supervisor said.
He went further to add that the show attracted no fewer than 31,000 persons while a further 81,000 viewers were reported to have followed his performance online.
Burna Boy fans, both white and blacks, expressed delight about the stage performance of the artiste and praised his exceptional talent.
One of his fans said that one of the reasons he liked Burna Boy is his ability to keep his audience.
‘Since I have been following him, he has not changed his style and that is why I like him and I am here to watch the show,’ he said.
Also, a female fan said Burna Boy music makes her happy, saying,” that is why I am here this night.’’
Burna Boy had earlier in the day visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York, ahead of his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.
The ace singer who went in the company of his mother and manager, Bose Ogulu had also met with the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed, during the visit before the perfomance.
Mohammed shared a picture of the visit on her Twitter page on Thursday morning, as she extolled the singer’s creativity.
She wrote: ‘I had the opportunity to welcome my compatriot @burnaboy here at the @UN HQ.
‘Burna continues to inspire young people around the world with his amazing talents.’
Africa Daily News, New York reports that Burna Boy is an Afro-Fusion singer, whose iconic song ‘Twice As Tall’, which was released in August 2020, earned him his first Grammy award win.
It would be recalled that in February this year, the singer was named the first-ever African artiste to hit 200 million streams on music streaming platform, Boomplay.
Africa Daily News, New York