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Burna Boy Announces 'The African Giant Returns Tour'

Catch the Nigerian star live across North America and Europe.

Burna Boy is going back on the road for a major headline tour.

'The African Giant Returns Tour' will kick off this August in Toronto and will see the Nigerian star playing live concerts across Canada, the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

The new tour dates follow his live shows across the U.S. earlier this year, which saw him perform at Coachella and at the historic Apollo Theater in NYC.

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The buzzing Nigerian artist recently dropped another banger, "Anybody," a Rexxie-produced single in which he sends a message to the naysayers, reminding them that "respect is reciprocal," and that he has no time for enemies.

Burna Boy also recently earned a nomination for the 2019 BET Awards under the "Best International Act" category alongside, Mr Eazi, AKA, Aya Nakamura, Dosseh, Dave and Giggs.

For tickets and full info on 'The African Giant Returns Tour' head to On A Spaceship.

Photos: Burna Boy Brought His 'African Giant' Energy to NYC's Historic Apollo Theater

THE AFRICAN GIANT RETURNS TOUR 2019

AUGUST

9 - Toronto, ON - Rebel

11 - Montreal, QC - L'Olympia

16 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall

17 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

28 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues

29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

SEPTEMBER

4 - Denver, CO - Summit

8 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues

10 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre

13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts

15 - Washington, DC - The Fillmore Silver Spring

20 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

OCTOBER

20 – Brussels - Palais 12

24 – Amsterdam - AFAS Live

NOVEMBER

3 – Wembley - The SSE Arena

6 – Manchester - Albert Hall

9 – Leicester - O2 Academy

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Burna Boy. Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage (via Getty Images).

The 20 Best Nigerian Songs of 2019

Featuring Burna Boy, Rema, Tiwa Savage, Zlatan, Mr Eazi, Wizkid, Teni, Davido, Lady Donli and many more.

2019 was another huge year for Nigerian music.

Zlatan's presence was ubiquitous and powered by the zeal for zanku, a dance which is now de rigueur. Rema led the charge for a group of young breakthrough artists that include Fireboy DML and Joeboy. They all represent an exciting crop of talents that point the way forward for Nigerian pop.

Burna Boy's new dominance, built around his excellent African Giant album, delivered on his rare talents, while the long wait for Davido's sophomore album, A Good Time, paid off in satisfying fashion. Simi's Omo Charlie Champagne Vol. 1 announced her departure from her longterm label. Tiwa Savage also made a highly-discussed move from Mavin Records to Universal Music Group. Meanwhile, Yemi Alade exuded female strength with her latest record, Woman of Steel.

Not to be left out, Wizkid sated demands for his fourth album with a new collaborative EP following a year of stellar features that included his presence on Beyoncé's Lion King: The Gift, an album which also boasts Tekno, Mr Eazi and Tiwa Savage. Mr Eazi also notably launched his emPawa initiative to help fund Africa's promising up-and-coming artists.

Asa returned in a formidable form with Lucid, while buzzing artists like Tay Iwar, Santi, and Lady Donli all shared notable releases. Lastly, the beef between Vector and M.I climaxed and sparked a resurgence of Nigerian rap releases from Phyno to Ycee, PsychoYP and more.

Read on for the best Nigerian songs of 2019. Listed in no particular order. —Sabo Kpade

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