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Burna Boy Releases New Album “I Told Them…”

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Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu AKA Burna Boy, has once again taken the music scene by storm with the release of his latest album, “I Told Them…”.

Signed under Atlantic Records, Burna Boy’s seventh studio album is a testament to his artistic evolution and unyielding creativity. “I Told Them…” boasts a captivating collection of 15 tracks that showcase Burna Boy’s versatility and musical prowess. Among the standout records are his singles “Sittin’ On Top Of The World,” featuring the acclaimed 21 Savage, “Big 7,” and his reimagining of Byron Messia’s summer sensation, “Talibans.”

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One of the album’s defining qualities is its collaborative spirit. Burna Boy has enlisted a roster of remarkable artists, including J. Cole, Dave, GZA, RZA, and Nigerian sensation Sey Vibez. J. Cole lends his voice to the poignant closing track, “Thanks,” while Dave brings his exceptional talent to “Cheat On Me.” The album resonates with the golden era of ’90s hip-hop, with Burna Boy crediting influences from the likes of Wu-Tang Clan and Busta Rhymes.

Following the success of his previous studio album, “Love, Damini,” which secured Burna Boy’s highest U.S. debut on the Billboard Top 200, expectations for “I Told Them…” are undeniably high. The chart-topping single “Last Last” from his previous album dominated the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart for an impressive 8 weeks before claiming the #1 spot at Urban radio. With his latest project, Burna Boy aspires to achieve even greater numbers and accolades.

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However, the rollout for “I Told Them…” hasn’t been without controversy. In a candid interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Burna Boy boldly expressed his opinion that a significant portion of Afrobeats songs, particularly from Nigeria, “lack substance and real-life experience.” This statement sparked strong online debates and backlash, demonstrating Burna Boy’s willingness to address critical issues within the music industry.

Burna Boy, known for his candidness, revealed that his album’s inspiration stemmed from a trip down memory lane through his Twitter account. As he revisited his past tweets, he found a series of predictions and aspirations that he had not only envisioned but also successfully realized. These tweets gave rise to the apt title of the album, “I Told Them…”.

Osafo is the Founder & Senior Editor of The Ghana Plug. beyond my editorial role, i do PR, SMM, Web Developement and Search Engine Optimization.