Burna Boy opens up on new album, collaboration with Sam Smith

Burna Boy opens up on new album, collaboration with Sam Smith

- Burna Boy's new album is what everyone is talking about at the moment

- Following his contribution to The Lion King: The Gift album, he is now considered a Beyonce-endorsed artiste

- The singer in a recent interview with New York post opened up about his new album which was released on August 14

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Talented Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, professionally known as Burna Boy, is what everyone is buzzing about at the moment and his 5th album, Twice As Tall, is the reason.

The singer who released the body of work on August 14, has no doubt gained international recognition. His contribution to Beyonce's The Lion King: The GIft album in 2019 has also been considered a great feat.

In a recent phone interview with New York Post, the 29-year-old singer who travelled to London for his album launch spoke about the body of work.

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Burna Boy opens up on new album, collaboration with Sam Smith
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“It’s a time when everybody has to be the best version of themselves and the strongest version of themselves.”

The Grammy-nominated singer and two-time winner of the BET Award for Best International Act revealed he made his new album during the lockdown.

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Speaking about his hit single, Wonderful, Burna had this to say: "But that wasn’t really the inspiration behind the song. I’d been on tour for the past three years nonstop, so this pandemic was like a blessing and a curse, ’cause I got to spend more time with my family and myself than I have in years. So that’s where ‘Wonderful’ comes from. I recorded it at the beginning of the pandemic, when I first got home … not really knowing the full extent of how long [it would be].”

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Burna Boy whose collaboration with Sam Smith on the single, My Oasis, earned him praises from many music lovers, revealed he has always been a fan of the British singer.

“He hit me up to do the song, and I said yes. It was a no-brainer,” he said.

Burna Boy who had quite a fruitful year in 2019 with the release of his 4th album, African Giant, couldn't have chosen a better time for the release of his much anticipated new body of work.

Barely an hour after its release, Twice As Tall has gotten over 5 million streams, quite an impressive feat even for Oluwa Burna!

In other news, regardless of how much criticisms DJ Cuppy gets for her music, she has remained undeterred in chasing her passion.

The Jollof On The Jet crooner who some months ago announced she was going to be dropping her debut album, is a few days away from sharing with the world her first body of work.

In a recent post shared to her Instagram page, she announced that she will be dropping the 12-song album, Original Copy, on August 21.

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