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Burna Boy – The African Giant (Artist review)



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Burna Boy is a Nigerian Afro-fusion singer. Afro-fusion slightly differs from Afrobeats; the former has a mix of the Afrobeats sound, dancehall, reggae, American rap and R&B music genre.

Burna Boy is on okayvibes music list of reviews because of his number of awards, his persistency as well as his contributions to the Nigeria’s music industry.

Burna boy ranks as the 2nd best musician in Nigeria with 22 awards to his name. Burna Boy is also the first contemporary Nigerian musician to win the Grammy award in recent times.

Burna Boy’s hit single “Like to Party” brought him to fame in 2012. “Like to party” was part of his first album release titled L.I.F.E; Burna Boy released the album in 2013.

Burna Boy has shattered many glass ceilings on his way to the top; Burna Boy won Best International Act during the 2019 BET Awards.

Burna Boy was also nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards following his 4th studio album, “The African Giant”. However, he didn’t win the award.

Burna Boy was also nominated and won for the same category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Burna Boy is the first Nigerian to be nominated back to back in Grammy.

Albums by Burna Boy:

L.I.F.E (2013)

On a Spaceship (2015)

Outside (2018)

The African Giant (2019)

Twice as Tall (2020)

Burna Boy’s EPs:

Redemption (2016)

Steel & Copper  (2019)

Burna Boy describes his music as Afro-fusion, a genre that blends Afrobeat, dancehall riddims, reggae, American rap and R&B.