Burna Boy the ‘African Giant’, as he specially refers to himself, has been making headlines with the release of his latest project or album; Twice As Tall.
The album was announced to be released in July but was made available on all streaming
platforms on 14th August 2020. Twice As Tall is made up of 15 songs and sums up to 53
Unlike Burna Boy’s previous albums that have featured one or two Nigerian Artists, Twice As
Tall doesn’t feature any. However, there are features with some heavy names in the music industry like
Stormzy, Sauti Sol, Chris Martin and a bit of a monologue by music icon Diddy.
With the high expectation after his Grammy nomination and a teaser video a couple of days before the release, a lot of people had different expectations for the album, some comparing it to the previous album ‘African Giant’, in terms of hit songs and club bangers and others who believe Burna Boy is a genius.
Currently ranked as the Number 1 album on Apple Music in the world, which is great numbers for less than a week’s release. The album has, however, also come under heat with some lines that are termed homophobic in the track ‘Wettin Dey Sup’ with the line “I nor be one of those men who dey fear toto f*** nyash, check am na pa koro pa…” and body shaming in the track ‘Comma’.
Twice As Tall, just like typical Burna Boy music, also shines a light on socio-political issues in
our society with colonialism as the basis of Africa’s struggle till date and I love the awareness he creates using his music.
Here are some reactions to the album:
diddy on burna’s album:pic.twitter.com/W3AMipGqdD
— klaus (@nickisodd) August 14, 2020
I love Burna’s Album.. music full inside
— TEKNOOFFICIAL (@alhajitekno) August 17, 2020
This Burna boy lyric spills homophobia back to back.
I been sensed it. pic.twitter.com/lqf45GfZsG
— Son of the Rainbow AKA LGBTQ+ CLASS CAPTAIN🏳️🌈 (@Blaise_21) August 14, 2020
Have you listened to the album yet, and what are thoughts?
Yet to have a listen? Here you go.