Nigerian Grammy-nominated singer Burna Boy has returned with his highly anticipated album “Twice As Tall”.
The 15-track album which was released on August 14th is a follow up to his immediate past album “African Giant” where he (Burna Boy) called for a revolution across continent and the worldwide diaspora reminding Black people everywhere that “they were Africans before they became anything else”.
After 13 months of dominance after the release of his 4th studio album, he takes the world by took charge once again on “Twice As Tall”, taking the world by storm with a variety of sounds ranging from dancehall to Afrobeats.
Burna Boy says the album is “a journey through a bunch of emotions and energies at different points in time. It has now morphed into something bigger than me. It serves as a bridge for mankind to show that we’re all different but still very much the same.”
The album which was ushered by Diddy’s voice, declares Burna Boys’ domination as he tells his stories, love, and tales of Africa through his eyes. As each track travelled from Western traditions and back to Africa, his lyrics also transitioned and touched major African cultures. He sang in English, pidgin, Patwa, Yoruba, Kenya, and Igbo.
Featuring artistes like Sauti Sol, Naughty by Nature, Stormzy, Youssou N’ dor, and Chris Martin shared their stories from their point of view, using their various talents.
Furthermore, the production quality on the album is nothing but supreme as it has a crystal sound, the best base, and strings leaves one soul stirring as all tracks were accompanied by solid productions suited with amazing vocals.
The Black Lives Matter movement was also referenced on the album as his mum gave an iconic speech on the album midway about the power we as blacks have. She said, “Black people are turning the tables, taking back our place and we will be heard because we matter”. This goes to show one of the reasons why Burna Boy is a revolutionary and why “Twice as Tall” is a significant album for the artiste and Africa at large.
Towards the end of the album, Diddy said, “There’s a lot of music out right now but it ain’t life. You hearing it and it’s like movement. The music you making is life. New life”.