Nigerian megastar Burna Boy is yet to include Kenya on his list of African countries for a performance. That's probably because of his rate card.
Details of how much Burna Boy demands to perform have been revealed by Dr Ofweneke, who responded to a curious Kenyan why he isn't coming to the 254.
Twitter user Shanki Austin had pondered about his favorite musician. "Any event organizer who can bring Burna Boy to Kenya? Mahn I'm willing to pay 10k for a regular ticket just to see him perform."
Comedian- cum MC Ofweneke said that efforts had been made, however one major detail about the 'Last Last' singer is unbelievable..
"Weeeh tried reaching out to the mum for a new years event......he is now charging Ksh 70M (578k dollars)."
This is what Burna's rider looks like;
- Private jet (for him and his manager alone)
- 14 flight tickets for his band
- Must be picked by a convoy of five vehicles at airport
- A sprinter van
- Three SUVs
- A four-five star hotel must be booked
- The hotel should have reserved a smoking executive suite, two junior suites, one deluxe king room and six double standard rooms with big mirrors.
- Up to 10 rooms booked for him and his band.
- 12 bottles of still and carbonated spring water
- 8 ginger ales
- Six sprites
- Six Pepsi sodas
- Fresh grapes
- Three bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne
- One bottle each of Hennessy XO cognac
- Jack Daniels whiskey
- White wine, preferably a Chardonnay or Chablis
- Six black face towels
- Four black bath towels.
Kenyans speculated why this could be so. Some of the comments are below;
@poacher_zimbo·I think venue ndo challenging hii Kanairo juu show inafaa ikue Langata road
@burah_·Ku accommodate burna boy ni shida bro.. There's a thread someone posted back showing the needs of Burna boy.. Bana sahii sidhani ata regular ticket kwa concert yake inaeza kuwa chini ya 12k
@youngmulla91·Burna boy sai ako on another level sai yeye kuperform Africa ni tricky coz what he demands event organizer can't offer.
Since we love Nigerian singers so much, here is how Burna compares to other notable singers on the African stage.
Earlier this year, rumours swirled that Davido was to perform in the 254. It was said he was demanding 35 million shillings, something he later denied but wouldn't reveal what he charged.
Wizkid reportedly charges up to $1 million (Sh 122 million) per show.
Diamond Platnumz Diamond currently charges $100,000/Ksh 12 million to perform.
Timaya charges between 800k to Ksh 1 million Kenya shillings per show.
P Square charge Ksh 10 million. This is excluding flight fees, accommodation, feeding and other logistics, which is to be borne by the organisers of the event.
Tems charges between $40,000.00 to $50,000.00
Mr Eazi $20,000 to $30,000
Quavo $100,000 to $150,000
Rick Ross $75,000 to $100,000
French Montana $100,000 to between $150,000.
Gucci Mane $100,00 to $200,000
LiL Baby $200,000.00 to $300,000.00