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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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A Year After #EndSARS, Nigerian Youth Maintain That Nothing Has Changed

Despite the disbandment of the SARS units, young Nigerians are still being treated as criminals. We talk to several of them about their experiences since the #EndSARS protests.

On September 12th, Tobe, a 22-year-old student at the University of Nigeria's Enugu Campus was on his way to Shoprite to hang out with his friends when the tricycle he had boarded was stopped by policemen. At first, Tobe thought they were about to check the driver's documents, but he was wrong. "An officer told me to come down, he started searching me like I was a criminal and told me to pull down my trousers, I was so scared that my mind was racing in different ways, I wasn't wearing anything flashy nor did I have an iPhone or dreads — things they would use to describe me as a yahoo boy," he says.

They couldn't find anything on him and when he tried to defend himself, claiming he had rights, one of the police officers slapped him. "I fell to the ground sobbing but they dragged me by the waist and took me to their van where they collected everything including my phone and the 8,000 Naira I was with."

Luckily for Tobe, they let him go free after 2 hours. "They set me free because they caught another pack of boys who were in a Venza car, but they didn't give me my money completely, they gave me 2,000 Naira for my transport," he says.

It's no news that thousands of Nigerian youth have witnessed incidents like Tobe's — many more worse than his. It's this helpless and seemingly unsolvable situation which prompted the #EndSARS protests. Sparked after a viral video of a man who was shot just because he was driving an SUV and was mistaken as a yahoo boy, the #EndSARS protests saw millions of young Nigerians across several states of the country come out of their homes and march against a system has killed unfathomable numbers of people for invalid or plain stupid reasons. The protests started on October 6th, 2020 and came to a seize after a tragedy struck on October 20th of the same year.

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