With his supremely catchy Afro-fusion and a new album released on Aug. 13, the Nigerian songwriter, singer and rapper makes music as a true global citizen.
What do you do after you become an African Giant? If you’re Burna Boy, apparently you grow Twice As Tall.
Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy released his fifth studio album, Twice As Tall, on Thursday, August 13 ahead of his performance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. The 15-track album is produced by Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bosede Ogulu, and Burna Boy himself with features from Youssou N’dour, Naughty By Nature, Kenyan band Sauti Sol, Stormzy, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Not only has Burna Boy dropped an album, but the singer has released an animated comic on YouTube called “The Secret Flame” narrated by his grandfather, Benson Idonije, who managed iconic Afrobeat music pioneer Fela Kuti back in the day. A great taste for African music must run in the family. Check out Burna Boy’s latest album and animated comic below.