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Burna Boy Vocalizes Nigeria’s Grief In New Track '20:10:20'

The Nigerian star channels pain, frustration and disappointment in his latest release.

Nigerian music heavyweight Burna Boy is not letting 2020 slow him down.

Following up his critically acclaimed Twice As Tall album, the star is back with "20:10:20," a great song born from devastating circumstances.

The track title comes from the traumatic event that occurred on 20 October 2020, when Nigerian government officials allowed military personnel to shoot at and murder Nigerian citizens at Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria. The event, being referred to as the "Lekki Massacre," marks a pivotal point within the 12 days that hundreds of young Nigerians peacefully protested police brutality at the hands of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).


The song, produced by The Elements, opens with a simple melodic line that really grips you. Burna Boy leaves no room for ambiguity when it comes to his stances on social and political situations and he speaks directly to his Nigerian countryfolk in the lyrics. "Water runaway my eye! Nothin wey you go talk wey go justify the case of their murder," he says in the song, calling out the appropriate authorities to investigate and bring justice to those who were made to suffer.

Burna Boy uses the song to raise concerns around corruption, 'godfatherism' and the staggering rates of youth unemployment in his home of Nigeria. "20:10:20" borrows audio from real life traumatic events, to really drive the message home.

Listen to Burna Boy's new single "20:10:20" here.

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The ‘Coming 2 America’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & ‘The Rhythm Of Zamunda’ Are Out Now

Featuring Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga, Alpha P, Davido and many more.

It has been more than 30 years since the premiere of the beloved classic comedy Coming to America. Its highly anticipated sequel promises to be greater than its predecessor. The film will be accompanied with two albums—Coming 2 America original motion picture soundtrack and Rhythms of Zamunda, whose tracklist is inspired by the movie. Both albums, which are currently available on all major streaming platforms, feature African music royalty Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga and Alpha P, who joined a select group of artists from around the continent to produce these tracklists.

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