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Burna Boy in "Odogwu"

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.


Burna Boy - Odogwu [Official Video] youtu.be

BURNA BOY

TWICE AS TALL WORLD TOUR

May 7th – Atlanta, GA – Roxy

May 9th – Washington, DC – Broccoli City Festival

May 13th – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium

May 16th – San Francisco, CA – Masonic

May 18th – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

May 20th – Denver, CO – Summit

May 22nd – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore

May 23rd – Indianapolis, MN – Egyptian Room

May 28th – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre

May 29th – New York, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater

May 30th – Philadelphia, PA – Roots Picnic

May 31st – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

June 3rd – Miami, FL – Fillmore

June 6th – Houston, TX – NRG Arena

June 7th – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

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June 28th - Somerset, UK – Glastonbury Festival

June 30th - Oslo, Norway – Kadetten Festival

July 2nd - Belfort, France – Les Eurockeennee Festival

July 3rd - Ericeira, Portugal – Sumol Summer Festival

July 4th - London, UK – Wireless Festival

July 10th - Rotterdam, Netherlands – North See Jazz

July 12th - Liege, Belgium – Les Aredentes

July 16th - Bern, Switzerland – Gurten Festival

July 18th - Ferropolis, Germany – Melt Festival

July 18th - Almere, Netherlands – Oh My Festival

July 19th - Paris, France – Lollapalooza

July 31st - Montreal, Canada – Osheaga Festival

August 15th - Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West

August 29th - Antwerp, Belgium – Fire Is Gold

August 30th - Oberhausen, Germany – Hype Festival

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We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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