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Beyoncé’s Endorsement of Burna Boy made Afrobeat go international – New York Post

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Beyoncé’s Endorsement of Burna Boy made  Afrobeat go international – New York Post

 

The New York Post newspaper has said that the endorsement of the self acclaimed African Giant by Beyonće made Afrobeat as a genre to go International. This assertion was made at the heels of Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy)’s new album, ”Twice as Tall, ” released today.

 

”Burna Boy is, well, on fire. As you can imagine, the Nigerian artist felt like worldwide royalty when he was approached by the Queen B — um, yes, Beyoncé — to work with her on last year’s “The Lion King: The Gift” album, ” The Post wrote in the introduction of its article to celebrate Burna’s album and international fame.

 

It is believed that since Beyonće featured Burna Boy in her “Black Is King” album, it has led to a new wave of acceptance to the brand of music Burna is dishing to the market tagged Afro-Fusion. 

”The Grammy-nominated singer — and two-time winner of the BET Award for Best International Act — made his new LP during lockdown. His joyous single “Wonderful” is exactly what the world needs to uplift beat-down spirits right now, ” it was written in The Post article.

 

Burna Boy  said the inspiration behind his new single was that the pandemic which ravaged the whole world because it  gave him the opportunity to stay more with his family. Noting he recorded ’Wonderful’ at the beginning of the pandemic. 

He described his style of music as Afro-Fusion having Afrobeat as the base, the foundation “And then you have a bunch of other genres sprinkled on top, just depending on the mood — hip-hop, R&B, reggae, dancehall, whatever.”

 

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