According to Africa Nation, “Last Last” singer Burna Boy is asking for about US$500,000 in performance fees in addition to a long list of conditions on his rider.
A 13-seater Challenger aircraft with the following requirements is needed for Burna Boy and his crew in order to book him for an event, according to a hospitality rider seen by Africa.Nation: “Private jet to be verified by the management team prior to booking.”
The African Giant is expected to be “picked up by a convoy of five cars, a Sprinter bus, a van, and three SUVs,” wherever he is scheduled to perform. That criterion is quite typical for performers who go on tour. The artist should have access to the vehicle for the entirety of the journey.
Burna Boy appears to take smoking seriously, since each of his stays “should have reserved a smoking executive suite, two junior suites, one deluxe king room, and six double standard rooms with enormous mirrors,” in addition to a green room with a smoking chamber.
He enjoys African staples like “jollof rice, plantain, four types of fried fish, seabass, salmon, among others,” when it comes to cuisine. Salad, shellfish, fried yams, and chicken.
Additionally, according to the report, “his dressing room should always have 12 bottles of still and carbonated spring water, eight ginger ales, six sprites, six Pepsi sodas, fresh grapes, strawberries, pineapples, mangoes, and 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.
At his sold-out Madison Square Garden debut in April, Burna Boy, the grandson of Fela Kuti’s manager Benson Idonije, was in terrific form. At his “One Night In Space” event, which drew over 20,000 people to the New York City venue, he played his Afro-fusion songs for two nights straight. Additionally, the event was live broadcast on YouTube for millions of viewers.
Burna is the first solo African artist to sell out two gigs at Madison Square Garden. He continues the legacy of Afropop performer Miriam Makeba, who celebrated JFK’s birthday in 1967 by giving a performance at Madison Square Garden.