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Burna Boy in "Onyeka" music video.

Burna Boy Drops Fitting Visuals for 'Onyeka'

Nigerian Afrobeats giant, Burna Boy, has shared his latest stunning music video for his single 'Onyeka'.

Nigerian artist, Burna Boy, has come through big time with his latest music video for "Onyeka". The highly anticipated music video dropped over the weekend and does not disappoint. "Onyeka" is the fifth music video to drop from the Grammy-nominated album Twice As Tall which was released in August last year.


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The visuals in "Onyeka" celebrates intimacy and romantic partnership. The video, which was reportedly shot in Ghana, shares the laid-back, authentic vibes which the West African country is known for. "Onyeka" has tinges of mellow jazz trumpets infused with Burna Boy's signature Afrobeats sound. The music video brilliantly showcases Black love, fashion and Ghana's bikers' scene which make the visuals fitting for the single.

The "Onyeka" music video proves Burna Boy's high artistic range. His previous videos "Way Too Big" "Wonderful", "Monsters You Made" and "Real Life" featuring Stormzy collected over 30 million views in a matter of months after Twice As Tall dropped. Burna Boy started the year of with a collaboration with Sia and his single "Destiny" made it onto the coveted 2021 U.S inauguration playlist.

Watch "Onyeka" by Burna Boy below.

Burna Boy - Onyeka [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

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It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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