Overview of Burna Boy - African Giant Album
Nigerian superstar - Burna Boy, finally releases his highly anticipated project, the 'African Giant' album.
“Saying ‘African Giant’ goes to a lot more than music,” Burna Boy tells Apple Music. “It’s a symbol of strength. That’s what I want my people to feel like, to realise that they are.”
On the Nigerian Afrofusion kingpin’s fourth studio album, that credo of understanding your worth and truth rings through songs which address success (“Gbona”), respect (“Anybody”), love and desire (“On the Low”) and poverty, aspiration and the daily grind (“Dangote”).
Burna Boy might talk of ancestral influence overtaking his messaging and songwriting “When it’s time for music to be made, it’s almost like my ancestors just come into me and then it’s them,” he says, but he continues to skilfully consolidate the new with the old. Leading-edge pop, hip-hop and R&B fuse with Afrobeat and reggae traditions in vibrant grooves that are rich but never overcooked.
His vocals demonstrate a matching versatility, shifting gears with supercar precision and ricocheting between English, Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin. “Music is supposed to be a universal language,” he says. “You understanding what I’m saying is secondary. The primary thing is what does the person inside of you hear? What does your spirit hear? That’s the job of music, that’s what it’s supposed to do.”
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Here comes the lead single off the project titled 'African Giant', check it out and listen below.
Watch 10 BURNA BOY SONGS YOU MUST LISTEN TO IN ANTICIPATION OF HIS AFRICAN GIANT ALBUM
- Big Sheff - Man Like Me
- Broda Shaggi – Nor Nor (Prod. Tuzi)
- Terry Apala – Apala Wifi
- Sean Kingston ft. Davido, Stefflon Don & Trey Songz – Peace Of Mind (Remix)
- DJ Snake ft. Burna Boy – No Option
- Davolee ft. Zlatan – Lock Up
- Juls ft. Falz & Oxlade – Angelina
- Sarkodie ft. Rudeboy – Lucky
- Fireboy DML – You
- Davido ft. Chris Brown – Blow My Mind
- DJ Spinall ft. Wizkid & Tiwa Savage – Dis Love (Official Video)
- Solex C – Know (Official Video)
- Burna Boy Performs On Jimmy Kimmel Live
- Wisdom X ID Cabasa – Happy
- Chief Obi ft. Masterkraft – Bana
- Burna Boy – African Giant (Official Album Tracklist)
- DJ Spinall ft. Wizkid & Tiwa Savage – Dis Love
- Kwaw Kese ft. Mr Eazi, Skonti, Sarkodie & Medikal – Dondo (Remix) | Official Video
- Dammy Krane – Pay Me My Money (Official Video)
- Jamar ft. Oxlade – Only You
- Jinmi Abduls ft. Oxlade – Greed (Visualizer)
- Byno – Abeni (Prod. Runtinz)
- UGO ft. Rapturous – Surugede
- Soft – Bentley Benz & Gucci (Prod. Blaise Beat)
- DJ Spicey ft. L.A.X – Messi (Prod. Minz)
- Cheque – Energy (Prod. Hitsound)
- Burna Boy – Pull Up
- Mahalia ft. Burna Boy – Simmer (Official Video)
- Baddy Oosha ft. Small Doctor & Qdot – 911
- Ruggedman – Eruku (Prod. Shocker Beatz)
- Yung CN – The Matter (Prod. Mykah)
- Medikal – The Plug (EP)