The makings of a global star are nearly complete as Burna Boy drops his fourth full-length. A massive star in his native Nigeria, Burna Boy’s previous release broke in the UK with help from Lily Allen and J Hus. ‘African Giant’ is a play at even bigger audiences as Burna Boy’s is joined by a truly international list of collaborators including Jorja Smith, Future, YG, M.anifest, Damien Marley, and Angélique Kidjo.
There’s no change to his established Afro- fusion that takes in afrobeats, Dancehall vibes and R&B vocals. Taking in party tunes, mellow jams, and political missives that illuminate global issues from a standpoint generally missed in Pop culture, ‘African Giant’ is a grand statement befitting a global breakthrough. Don’t miss it.