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Burna Boy Breaks Record for Highest-Grossing Tour By an African Artist

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, widely known as Burna Boy, has achieved a new milestone with the highest-grossing tour by an African artist.

He achieved the feat after his ‘I Told Them’ tour grossed $15.5 million from 15 shows, with revenue from six more concerts yet to be reported.

American tour statistics company, Touring Data disclosed this in a series of posts on X formerly Twitter on Thursday.

Burna Boy also earned the highest-grossing arena-concert by an African artist in the United States with $1.725 million at Capital One Arena in Washington on March 7, 2024, surpassing his own record at TD Garden in Boston.

His concert at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on March 12, with $172.76 average ticket price, became the most expensive concert by an African artiste in history.

His Canadian Tour grossed $5.7 million from 6 shows, the highest for an African artiste.

“I TOLD THEM…, @burnaboy

$15,469,395 Revenue ($1,031,293 avg.)
156,646 Tickets Sold (10,443 avg.)
$98.75 Average Price
15/21 Reported Shows,” Touring Data tweeted.


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