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okay acoustics: Watch Burna Boy Play a Live Rendition of 'Anybody'

The African Giant blesses us with a live performance of "Anybody" backed by The Outsiders.

Burna Boy's highly-anticipated album, African Giant, has been making waves and getting played on constant rotation across both sides of the Atlantic.

African Giant sees the buzzing Nigerian star delivering several addictive shades of his signature afro-fusion sound, as he blends in influences from afrobeat, dancehall, hip-hop, RnB and more.

Photos: OkayAfrica Hosts Burna Boy's 'African Giant' Listen Party

During a recent visit to NYC, Burna Boy stopped by Okay Space to deliver a highly-energetic take on one of the album's standout singles, "Anybody," backed by the head-nodding beats, keys and vocals from The Outsiders, featuring singer Christina Matuvo.

Watch the latest episode of okay acoustics, introducing a new live performance set-up for our series, with Burna Boy below.


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Credits:

Producer: Greg Poole
Music recorded and mixed by: Gabe MG
Audio: Pro Audio Connection
Camera: Sam Henriques, Greg Poole
Edit: Greg Poole
Colorist: Samantha Astolfi

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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