He’s been credited with bringing Afrobeat to the mainstream; he just won Best International Act at this summer’s Black Entertainment Television Awards, and he has a solo track on Beyoncé’s Lion King compilation. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy is one of Africa’s biggest rising stars.
His latest album, African Giant, debuted at number 16 on the UK album charts – which makes it the highest ranking African album ever.
Burna Boy cites Bob Marley and Fela Kuti as some of his biggest influences, and his grandfather was a manager of the Afrobeat pioneer.
Yousra Elbagir went to speak to him.
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