Burna Boy: Nigerians applaud storytelling, lyrics in ‘African Giant’ album

Burna Boy: Nigerians applaud storytelling, lyrics in ‘African Giant’ album


Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been trending on Twitter since Thursday following the build-up to and release of his new album, ‘African Giant’.


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.


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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.


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Track list for Burna Boy’s new album – Africa Giant


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.


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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”.

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