1st News reports that the conversations on the album, which started off as typical congratulatory messages, soon turned into critiquing and praise sessions for the lyrics in some tracks.
Burna Boy had announced the album in April following his Coachella debacle and eventual performance during which the title, ‘African Giant’ stuck.
Fans, however, were full of praise for ‘Another story’ and ‘Collateral Damage’ which describes the issues Nigerians face.
1st News reports that the two songs, Burna Boy and African Giant are currently top trending topics on Twitter.
The fans described the two songs as history lessons needed at this time in Nigeria, with some emphasizing the similarities between Burna and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Burna boy using the voice of Jide Olanrewaju from his documentary “A History of Nigeria” on Another Story has to be the best thing off #AfricanGiant ???
He made a jam for ages ??. Burna boy is truly in his class of his own. ?????? pic.twitter.com/tH0dGGcKWT
— Ayoola (@i_olaelixir) July 26, 2019
— Esther (@_honey_pot1) July 26, 2019
— Kraks TV (@KraksTV) July 26, 2019
— Mutinda? (@brianmutinda_) July 26, 2019
The #AfricanGiant album is a classic, too many hits, conscious music, infact a history class for Nigerians. Absolutely the album of the year & burna the artiste of the year. You cant hate on Burna's Success, the hottest African Artiste right now ??
— King N●-N● ? (@Zaddy_nomso) July 26, 2019
Burna Boy claims Nigerians are jumping on the global bandwagon
1st News reports that the 19-track album features Angelique Kidjo, Future, Jorja Smith, Jeremih, Damian Marley, Zlatan and YG in new tracks alongside favourites, ‘Killing Dem’ and ‘Dangote’.
Meanwhile, Burna Boy has revealed that the accolades he is currently receiving among Nigerians would not have been the case.
Indeed, the Gbona crooner believes that Nigerians recognize him now only because the world does. He disclosed this when he was asked about his growth locally.
“Nigerians love me a lot more now because they can see that the whole world likes me, too. They think I’m something special, but I’m not.
“I’m just a human whose skill is making music. The way I see it, everyone plays their own role in the world, and no role is more important than the other”.