Nigerian super star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, known professionally as Burna Boy, is back With a new album dubbed ‘Twice as tall’.
The 15-track project showcases Burna at his most clear and controlled, with the Nigerian superstar dropping off an album that shows an understanding for his position as the African giant.
‘Twice as tall’ album features guest appearances from Stormzy, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Youssou N’Dour, Naughty By Nature, and Sauti Sol, among others.
“The album is basically continuing the mission I started, which is building a bridge that leads every Black person in the world to come together, and to make you understand that without you having a home base, you can’t be as strong as you are,” Burna Boy said in a recent interview. “We’re not what they teach in schools out here…They don’t teach the right history, the history of strength and power that we originally had and that they should be teaching now. They don’t really teach the truth about how we ended up in the situation we’re in. They don’t teach the truth about what’s going on now and how to overcome it.”
Twice As Tall is executive-produced by Diddy, Bosede Ogulu, and Burna Boy. The record includes recent single Wonderful, while production includes contributions from Nigeria’s Spaceship Collective, Mike Dean, Telz, Timbaland, Jae5, and more.
Stream the album here