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

"It's me talking about how far I've come," says the Nigerian star.

Burna Boy has unleashed his brand new single, "Kilometre."

The Chopstix-produced song sees the Nigerian superstar singing about the distance he's traveled, literally and figuratively, to reach his current level as one of the top African artists in the world. "Kilometre" is an energetic track built on a repetitive refrain that will get stuck in people's heads and soundtrack many a dance floor to come.

Burna Boy recently talked to Zane Lowe on Apple Music about the meaning behind "Kilometre" and how it came about at a beach house in Ghana:

"It's really me talking about how far I've come, I've come a long way. At the same time, just having fun with it. When the song drops, start running around, wherever you go. Just start running around It doesn't need an explanation. We had a retreat beach house slash just paradise place in Ghana where I was working, and one just came off. That's one of the ones that just came off from that. I actually, took it to the club that day. We got one."

In that same interview Burna Boy also revealed that he's planning on dropping another album this year. The Nigerian star is coming off a big win at the 2021 Grammys for his latest album Twice As Tall.

Check out "Kilometre" below.

Update (April 30): Watch the new Clarence Peters-directed music video for "Kilometre" below, it features gold scenes, levitating cars and a lot more. Check it out below.


Burna Boy - Kilometre [Official Music Video] youtu.be


Burna Boy - Kilometre [Official Audio] youtu.be

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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