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Burna Boy Talks 'African Giant,' Performs 'Ye' & 'Anybody' on 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah'

The artist also discusses the term "afrofusion" and the famous Coachella font incident.

Following his late night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last month, Burna Boy made his latest late night appearance on Trevor Noah's The Daily Show last night to discuss his latest album African Giant.

The artist appeared noticeably excited as he sat down for an interview with the host to discuss his success, being one of the biggest artists from the continent, appearing on Beyoncé's Lion King: The Gift album, why he describes his music as "afrofusion," and the famous Coachella font incident that inspired the name of his album.


The artist shares that he learned the news while sitting on the toilet and felt he had to say something about how his name appeared on the bill in order to represent for African artists. "I expressed myself, because everyone coming after me shouldn't have to go through that," he said. "It's only right," he added. To which Trevor responds: "I'm not going to lie, I feel like that was the Nigerian in you kicking in," before going into his best Naija accent impression.

Earlier in the interview he tells a funny anecdote about how he first came across Trevor Noah while on a boat ride in South Africa.

After the interview, the artist hit the stage to perform a medley of his hit singles "Ye" and "Anybody."

Check out both the interview and the performance below, via Comedy Central.



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Watch Burna Boy's Striking New Music Video For 'Odogwu'

The African Giant returns with a new cinematic clip.

Burna Boy has released the music video for this first official single of 2020 "Odogwu."

The new video, directed by TG Omori, follows Burna Boy and a crew through a number of striking scenes—from a supermarket to the waterside.

As we've previously written, "The name of the rhythmic track ("Odogwu") refers to the title given to a victorious leader, particularly a man, who is believed to have accomplished great things in Igbo culture. 'When I reach Igboland, them calling me Odogwu,' sings the artist on the chorus. The title seems fitting as Burna sings of his status and success atop pulsing percussion and strings by Nigerian beat-maker Kel P."

We interviewed music video director TG Omori last year to talk about how he's breathing new life into Nigerian music videos.

For now, Burna Boy's Twice As Tall World Tour, which kicks off in May, is still on. See those dates below.

Watch the new music video for "Odogwu" below.

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Burna Boy's 'On the Low' Officially Certified Gold in France

The track, which featured on his Grammy-nominated 'African Giant' album, has since been streamed over 15 million times.

Yesterday, Burna Boy was presented with a gold plaque for his 2018 track "On the Low" which appeared on his Grammy-nominated album African Giant.

The track was certified gold in France after being streamed over 15 million times—the equivalent of selling over 100 000 copies in the country.

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You Need to Watch C Natty's New Music Video For 'Ojah'

Video Premiere: Check out the striking first release from Mr Eazi's #emPawa30.

C Natty arrives in style with his new single "Ojah."

The track, which is the first release from Mr Eazi's new group of #emPawa30 artists, sees the Nigerian artist delivering a highly-infectious and grooving concoction over jazz-leaning afrobeats produced by Killertunes.

The new music video for "Ojah," which we're premiering here today, is equally as stunning and follows the story of someone who doesn't take others' advice. C Natty told us the following about the DK of Priorgold Pictures-directed video:

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South African Hip-Hop Producers Tweezy and Gemini Major Set for Instagram Live Beat Battle

Two of South Africa's hip-hop super producers Tweezy and Gemini Major will face-off in upcoming Instagram live beat battle.

After Instagram live beat battles such as Swizz Beatz versus Timbaland and Mannie Fresh versus Scott Storch amid the lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it was only a matter of time until the hip-hop community across the world followed suit.

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