Burna Boy was not a well-behaved student. Back then – before the Brit and Grammy nominations, the sold-out arena shows all around the world and the 600 million streams of his irresistible music – he was Damini Ogulu, a recalcitrant schoolboy in southern Nigeria, skipping classes and getting into trouble. Looking back now, sat by the pool outside his luxurious home in Lagos, it’s clear to the 29-year-old where the roots of his childhood frustration lay.
Billboard.africa in her interview with Burna Boy gathered the following: 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 has released his 5th studio, 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 and features 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.
Off the TWICE AS TALL album, BET award winner, Burna Boy drops a new song titled; Alarm Clock. The 15 tracks album features 5 different artiste (Sauti Sol, Stormzy, Cold play, Naughty by Nature , Youssou N’oour) and had producers like JAE5, LeriQ, Telz, P2J and Rexxie on this project.
Billboard.africa has gathered the tracklist of Burna Boy‘s New Album titled “Twice As Tall” Below:
- Level Up (Twice as Tall) [ft. Youssou N’Dour]
- Alarm Clock
- Way Too Big
- Onyeka (Baby)
- Naughty By Nature [ft. Naughty By Nature]
- No Fit Vex
- Time Flies [ft. Sauti Sol]
- Monsters You Made [ft. Chris Martin]
- Wetin Dey Sup
- Real Life [ft. Stormzy]
- Bank on It