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Burna Boy Sets New Highest-Grossing Tour Record For African Artist In Canada

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After the release of his 2023 album “I Told Them,” Burna Boy embarked on an extensive world tour that saw him perform to sold-out crowds in iconic venues across North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. The tour showed his global appeal and also reinforced his status as one of Africa’s most influential musical exports.

Burna Boy’s record-breaking achievement in Canada was a significant milestone on this tour.

On June 13, 2024, Touring Data reported that Burna Boy grossed $5.7 million from his Canadian concerts. He sold a total of 69,219 tickets for six shows as part of his “I Told Them” tour, setting a new benchmark for African artists in the country. This record points out his extraordinary ability to attract and engage audiences far from his home continent.

Earlier in the tour, Burna Boy made history by becoming the first African artist to headline the Scotia Bank Arena in Canada. He achieved this remarkable feat by selling out the 19,000-capacity venue on two consecutive nights, February 24 and 25, 2024.

Burna Boy’s groundbreaking success on tour is a testament to his growing influence and leadership in the music industry. He continues to set new standards and break barriers for African artists worldwide.

Burna Boy also made a historic appearance at the Grammy Awards in 2024.

He became the first African artist to perform at the Grammy main ceremony, sharing the stage with 21 Savage and Brandy for a rendition of his hit single “Sittin’ On Top Of The World.” This performance marked a significant moment in the representation of African artists on such a prestigious platform.

Burna Boy also achieved another first at the 66th Grammy Awards by becoming the first Nigerian artist to receive a nomination outside the global categories. His song “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” was nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance, further cementing his reputation as a boundary-pushing artist.

Kicking off 2024 on a high note, Burna Boy featured on the remix of Titom & Yuppe‘s “Twala Bam,” which made history by becoming the first South African-led song to reach the top of the TurnTable Top 100 chart.

Indeed, Burna Boy’s achievements in 2024 demonstrate his continuous evolution as a global superstar and his role in paving the way for future generations of African artists. His contributions have elevated African music to unprecedented heights, and his ongoing success is a source of inspiration and pride across the continent and beyond.

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Omoni Oboli’s ‘Wives On Strike’ To Return In 2024 With Hilda Dokubo, KieKie & May Yul-Edochie

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The Nigerian film “Wives on Strike” was a hit in 2016. It was followed by an equally successful sequel, “Wives on Strike: The Revolution” in 2018. The story isn’t over yet! On July 10, 2024, filmmaker Omoni Oboli announced the exciting news on her Instagram. She’s creating a new instalment to the series titled “The Uprising: Wives on Strike 3.”

This upcoming movie will likely build upon the themes of the first two films, which explored marital issues and female empowerment with a touch of humour.

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Ayra Starr & Tems Lead Biggest Songs On Spotify Global Impact List In The First Half Of 2024

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Spotify unveiled its “Global Impact List” for Nigeria, highlighting the 30 Nigerian songs that made the biggest waves on the platform worldwide in the first half of 2024.

This list focuses on Nigerian tracks that racked up the most streams from listeners outside of Nigeria itself, between January 1st and June 30th, 2024. It’s a strong showing for female artists! Ayra Starr and Tems, fresh off their recent albums, are leading the pack with some of the most-streamed tracks.

Another interesting trend is the rise of international collaborations. Eight out of the top ten songs feature Nigerian artists teaming up with global music stars. These pairings, like Pheelz with Usher, Burna Boy with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, showcase the growing international appeal of Afrobeats and its ability to bridge cultures through music.

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Check Out Artists Set To Drop Projects In Second Half Of 2024

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Nigerian music fans, brace yourselves for non-stop music projects in the second half of 2024! The year started slow, but things are about to explode with a wave of new albums from some of Afrobeats’ hottest stars.

Fresh off the success of his hit single “Calm Down,” Rema is wasting no time. July will see the release of his sophomore album, “He Is,” promising a fresh chapter in his musical journey. Following closely behind is Chike, who’s set to drop his third album, “Son of Chike,” in the same month.

Get ready to dance this summer! Asake joins the party with his highly-anticipated “Lungu Boy” album, dropping just before he kicks off his “Lungu Boy” tour in July. This will be Asake’s third album in just three years, solidifying his position as a rising force in Afrobeats.

Fireboy DML isn’t slowing down either. His yet-to-be-titled fourth album is on the horizon, fueled by the already-released singles “Everyday” and “Obaasima” that have been burning up the airwaves. Patience is a virtue, and Oxlade fans who’ve been waiting for his debut album, “Oxlade From Africa,” will finally be rewarded this year after a slight delay.

But the party doesn’t stop there. Wizkid, a global Afrobeats icon, is gearing up to release “Morayo,” an album dedicated to his late mother. This promises to be a heartfelt and introspective project from the award-winning artist.

This is just a glimpse of the musical smorgasbord Nigerian music fans can expect in the coming months. From established superstars to rising talents, the second half of 2024 is shaping up to be a golden age for Afrobeats. So, get your playlists ready, because Nigerian music is about to take over!

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