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 14 August

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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 14 August, 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

Burna Boy Photo credit: @burnaboygram
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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.

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].”

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.

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#BoityEngagedByMaps trended at number one recently, despite the fact that Boity and Maps aren't engaged. The two aren't even dating and have said on numerous occasions that they are just friends.

The hashtag prompted some fans to start comparing Boity with Maps's ex, Nomzamo Mbatha.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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