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Afro-Fusion star, Burna Boy makes history, becomes first Nigerian singer to headline MSG

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Nigerian singer and Afro-Fusion creator, Burna Boy, made history when he officially became not just the first Nigerian music star to headline the Madison Square Garden, MSG, New York, but also the first to have a sell out on live-streams on YouTube with his “One Night In Space” show on Thursday

Burna Boy joined the likes of legendary Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson as headliners at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden.

The feat in itself was a massive win for Burna Boy and the African continent, which went on to show the immense talent in every part of Africa.

The Nigerian music icon who featured as a guest on the American Talk show ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,’ as a teaser for the sell out MSG show, was at his very best as he left everyone including Trevor himself, in stitches with his naturalness and authenticity.

The ‘One Night In Space’ showcase came shortly after Burna Boy’s recently sold out debut show at LA’s The Hollywood Bowl, performances at 2021 Global Citizen Festival and The Governor’s Ball, as well as recently sold out international shows at London’s O2 Arena, Paris’ Accor Arena, Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome and more venues around the globe, which were part of his 2021 Space Drift tour.

These recently sold out shows have gone to earmark Burna Boy as one of the most sought after millennial music stars to come out of Africa.

Burna is also basking in the euphoria of the success from his groundbreaking fifth studio album ‘Twice As Tall’, which became an immediate sensation, earning more than 5 million worldwide streams within its first hour of release.

The ‘African Giant’ has also revealed plans for an exclusive limited line of merchandise that will be made available to commemorate the historic event as the first Nigerian musician to ever headline the world-renowned venue.

He also promised a classic fusion of elements and themes combined with his explosive energy and the true spirit of New York City, which will culminate into an unforgettable night in New York City.

A few days ago, the trio of Burna Boy, Wizkid and Rema became the first Nigerian music acts to top the Aftican spotify weekly charts.

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Veteran Nigerian entertainer Charly Boy vows to divorce wife if Kamala Harris doesn’t win US presidential election

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Veteran Nigerian entertainer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has vowed to divorce his wife of 47 years if US Vice President, Kamala Harris, does not emerge victorious in the US presidential race in November.

Charly Boy, who is called Area Fada, made the vow in the wake of President Joe Biden’s recent decision to step down as the Democratic Party’s candidate and endorsement of Harris as the party’s flagbearer.

Charly Boy who posted the vow on his Instagram page, said he strongly believes that after Barack Obama became the first Black male President, the time is ripe for America to elect its first female President.

The activist described Harris as his “crush” and emphasized the significance of her potential presidency for both the U.S. and global politics.

Writing in Pidgin English, Charly Boy said:

“If dis my crush, Kamala Harris no win the USA presidential election, I swear, I go divorce my wife of 47yrs.

“After the first Black Male President, America deserves the first Black Female President. Sorry rednecks. Dats how we Roll,” he added.

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19th edition of Egyptian Book Fair attracts summer visitors to Alexandria

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The 19th edition of the Egyptian Book Fair currently holding in the coastal city of Alexandria has seen thousands of summer visitors flocking into the country for the two-week event which will run until July 28.

The event is held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the modern Library of Alexandria, an elaborate piece of architecture which opened in 2002.

Media reports say “stacks upon stacks of books are lined up on the shelves, tables and walls as over 77 publishers are participating at this year’s fair while an entire section is dedicated to children’s literature.

Mohamed Soliman who leads cultural outreach at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, told journalists that some visitors are bringing their children to the book fair for the first time.

“The two-week exhibition will feature 160 cultural events involving around 600 artists and intellectuals,” Soliman said in a statement posted on the library’s website said.

Ahmed Diouf, director of Koutoubia publishing house, also said there are increasingly more events in the book fair every year.

“The exhibition is growing. You see new events every year, along with new publishing houses.”

“The timing of the book fair is convenient for visitors from out of town who are already streaming into Alexandria,” said Yousef Shammah, who is touring the exhibition.

Shammah said he was impressed with the variety of books on display.

“As for the prices, I think that they are neither expensive nor cheap given that prices have generally gone up,” he added.

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