Burna Boy is still celebrating the release of his latest already chart-topping album, “Twice As Tall“, and with that comes more magazine covers.
His latest being British GQ’s Hype for the week in which the Grammy-nominated superstar asked his listeners to find out where their own hearts truly belong, while talking about his international collaborations and being unapologetically anti-racist.
Introducing the motion cover, British GQ wrote, “With his latest album, Twice As Tall, released last week, #BurnaBoy has outgrown his title of ‘African Giant’ and is taking on the world. But home will always be where his heart is. Now, he’s asking his listeners to find out where their own hearts truly belong…”
On working from home on his album due to COVID-19 pandemic: “It’s been great for me, but I can’t say the same for everyone else. I’ve spent it being creative, researching, finding out more about myself, learning more about ancestors, trying to exercise my mind and body.”
On “Twice As Tall” resonating with the British audience: “It’s because of uni culture. Before people such as Burna Boy and J Hus blew up, about seven years ago, DJs such as Stamina and DJ P Montana were throwing raves for 4,000, 5,000 people and all they were playing was Nigerian and Ghanaian music – straight up Afrobeats. The underground scene just kept on getting bigger and bigger and evolved into what it is now. I think it started way earlier than what people seem to think.”
On Black Lives Matter movement: “It is something that brings me so much joy to see because this is something that couldn’t have been accomplished in 20 or 30 years. It’s all fallen into place in this one year. It brings hope that we’re not hopeless people. Now is the time to rise up, teach and take our rightful place in the world.
That is one thing that really gives me a sense of happiness, pride and accomplishment. Seeing things like that motivates me to go on.”
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Photo Credit: British GQ
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