What it takes to book Burna Boy for any performance

Burna Boy may just as well become president of any nation he choses.

The Last Last singer Burna Boy is commanding north of US$500,000 for performance fees plus a long list of requirements on his rider.


According to a hospitality rider viewed by Africa.Nation to book Burna Boy for an event, in addition to his fees, a 13-seater challenger jet is required for him and his team with the specifications:

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  • “Private jet to be vetted by the management team prior to booking.”

  • In whatever city or country the African Giant is booked, upon arrival he is to be “picked up by a convoy of five vehicles, a Sprinter bus, a van and three SUVs. The transportation should be available to the artist for the duration of the trip.”


This requirement is pretty standard for artists who go on tour.


Burna boy seems to take his smoking seriously as all his stays;

  • “should have reserved a smoking executive suite, two junior suites, one deluxe king room and six double standard rooms with big mirrors.”

  • A green room with a smoking chamber should also be available.

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What it takes to book Burna Boy for any performance

As for food he prefers the African staples “jollof rice, plantain, four options of fried fish, seabass, salmon, among others. Chicken, fried yam, seafood, and salad.”


The report also stated that, “his dressing room should at all times have 12 bottles of still and carbonated spring water, eight ginger ales, six sprites, six Pepsi sodas, fresh grapes, strawberries, pineapples, mangoes, watermelons, three bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, and one bottle each of Hennessy XO cognac, Jack Daniels whiskey, white wine, preferably a Chardonnay or Chablis, six black face towels and four black bath towels.”


Burna Boy who is the grandson of Benson Idonije, the manager to afrobeat pioneer Fela Kute was in fine style at his sold out Madison Square Garden debut in April. With over 20 thousand strong in the New York City venue he performed his Afro-fusion hits for two nights back to back at his “One Night In Space” concert. The event was also live streamed on YouTube for millions of people around the world.

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Burna is the first African solo headliner to sell out Madison Square Garden, let alone two shows. He follows the footsteps of Afropop singer Miriam Makeba who performed at Madison Square Garden for JFK’s birthday celebration in 1967.

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