Burna Boy rose to prominence in 2012 releasing Like to Party, off his debut album “L.I.F.E”- Leaving an Impact For Eternity which was released in 2013 and featured other hit tracks such as “run my race”, “tonight” and so on. In November 2015, he released his sophomore album titled “On A Spaceship” to rave reviews.
Right after his homecoming concert on October 1, 2016, Burna Boy has embarked on a lengthy media tour in the United Kingdom.
During an intimate chat with BBC Focus On Africa’s Paul Bakibinga on his British roots, music and latest project, what makes up the Afro-fusion genre, the singer says “Think of it as a pizza where Afrobeats is the dough then I just put different things to make it the best Pizza. So there is Dancehall, reggae, Highlife...
He also mentioned that the name Burna Boy was inspired by his love for comic books which he called his favorite distraction. According to him, He was denied visa in 2013 despite being booked for a show but was able to run his concert emerging as the new sound of Afrobeat!
Written by Clement Oluwasegun