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Burna Boy is the First African Act to Sell Out Germany’s Mercedes Benz Arena

On December 9, 2023, Burna Boy packed out the 17,000-capacity Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin for the European leg of his I Told Them… Tour.

  • Melony Akpoghene
  • 10th December 2023
Burna Boy Sells Out Mercedes Benz Arena

Once again, Burna Boy validates his status as a global superstar by selling out Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Arena. He packed out the 17,000-capacity venue for the European leg of his I Told Them… Tour.



This accomplishment, the first of its kind for any African artist, serves as the crowning achievement of a year that saw Burna Boy solidify his position as a global music icon.



The Berlin concert joins a growing list of iconic venues that Burna Boy has conquered. Earlier this year, he became the first African artist to headline a stadium concert in the United Kingdom, selling out the London Stadium. He repeated this in the United States, packing the massive Citi Field stadium in New York.


His latest project, I Told Them… contributed to putting him on the 2024 GRAMMYs nominations list where he appears in four categories: Best Melodic Rap Performance, Best Global Music Album, Best Global Music Performance for his contribution on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, “Alone” and Best African Music Performance. The album also helped in his recognition as the first-ever African artist to debut at number 1 on the UK albums chart.

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