On the heels of his just-released album ‘Twice As Tall’, Afro-fusion artiste, Burna Boy has given back to the Ido community in Asari-Toru LGA on Rivers state as part of the musical sensation’s social responsibility, one which he holds close to his heart.
As a Port Harcourt boy, Burna Boy revisited his roots where he was raised with the ‘Reaching Every Available Communal Household’ (REACH NG) initiative, whose purpose is to provide Covid-19 food relief to the vulnerable and under-served in Rivers State.
The recent initiative ensured that 320 families were fed and 1,874 people benefited in Ido, Asari-Toru LGA in Rivers state.
Burna Boy dropped his long-anticipated fifth studio album, ‘’Twice As Tall” at the weekend.
Executive Produced by Bosede Ogulu, Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the ‘’Twice As Tall’’ album boasts of a plenitude of producers; from Sean Combs a.k.a.Diddy, to Telz, P2J, Timbaland, Leriq, Rexxie, Skread, Andre Harris, Jae5, Mike Dean and many more, while the confluence of songs on the album holds guest appearances from Naughty by Nature, the Kenyan band Sauti Sol, Senegal’s musical titan, Youssou N’Dour and Chris Martin of Coldplay.
Whilst he pointedly addressed Nigeria’s colonial history and inveterate corruption in his last album ‘African Giant’, the “Twice as Tall” album sees Burna Boy make music as a citizen of the world, lashing out at racism, exploitation and the general widespread fallacies about Africa.
Most of the songs on this album stand out. “Level Up,” is the brooding-to-triumphant song that opens the “Twice as Tall’’ album. Not only does it celebrate Burna Boy’s own achievements, it also notes life’s harsh realities in the lyrics: “Some of my guys might never see the sun/some of them still peddle drugs.”
‘’Time flies’’ featuring Sauti Sol is a heavenly reminder of simpler times. The melodic arrangement of the Nigerian vernacular and Swahili in this song, appended to the beautiful vocal variety of the Kenyan group Sauti Sol, gives this track a guileless intimacy, fervency, soul and depth.
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