Burna Boy releases the highly anticipated “African Giant” which happens to be his 4th studio album, the AfroBeat genre album was released on the 25th of July, 2019, by Atlantic Records, Bad Habit and Spaceship Entertainment.
The album which was supported by four singles, Gbona“, “On the Low“, “Dangote” and “Anybody” was first scheduled to have been released in April, 2019, and a private listening session for the album was held in Los Angeles on April 17, which was two days after he performed at one of the biggest music event, the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
As he told Apple Music, he said!
‘African Giant’ goes to a lot more than music,” “It’s a symbol of strength. That’s what I want my people to feel like, to realise that they are.”
On the Nigerian Afrofusion kingpin’s fourth studio album, that credo of understanding your worth and truth rings through songs which address success (“Gbona”), respect (“Anybody”), love and desire (“On the Low”) and poverty, aspiration and the daily grind (“Dangote”).
He also talked about his ancestor influencing and overtaking his music, “When it’s time for music to be made, it’s almost like my ancestors just come into me and then it’s them,” but he continues to skilfully consolidate the new with the old. Leading-edge pop, hip-hop and R&B fuse with Afrobeat and reggae traditions in vibrant grooves that are rich but never overcooked.
His vocals demonstrate a matching versatility, shifting gears with supercar precision and ricocheting between English, Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin. “Music is supposed to be a universal language,” he says. “You understanding what I’m saying is secondary. The primary thing is what does the person inside of you hear? What does your spirit hear? That’s the job of music, that’s what it’s supposed to do.”
Listen to African Giant Below And Tell us What you Feel at the comment section.
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