Burna Boy Releases Fifth Album ‘Twice As Tall’
Grammy-nominated, The Odogwu Master, Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, released his anticipated fifth studio album, TWICE AS TALL, on Friday 14, August 2020.
The album was produced by Telz, P2J, Timbaland, Leriq, Rexxie, Skread, Andre Harris, Jae5, Mike Dean, and many more.
It also features guest appearances from Naughty by Nature, the Kenyan band Sauti Sol, Senegal’s musical titan, Youssou N’Dour, and Chris Martin of Coldplay.
In his words, “Twice As Tall is the album about a period of time in my life. It’s the album about the struggle for freedom. It’s the album about life in general, real life, good times, bad times, happy times, sad times, great times”.
Whilst he addressed what he described as “Nigeria’s colonial history and inveterate corruption” in his last album ‘African Giant’, his latest album sees Burna Boy make music as a citizen of the world, lashing out at racism, exploitation and the general widespread fallacies about Africa.
Alongside the album, Burna Boy has also introduced his official comic book ‘The Secret Flame’.
Narrated by his grandfather Benson Idonije (veteran broadcaster/journalist/music critic and former band manager of the legendary Fela Kuti), the animated comic, follows the singer through a spiritual journey of discovering oneself while highlighting the very moments that brought him to where he’s standing tall today.
What is the tracklist to Burna Boy’s new album?
Twice as Tall album tracklist:
- Level Up (Twice as Tall) [ft. Youssou N’Dour]
- Alarm Clock
- Way Too Big
- Onyeka (Baby)
- Naughty By Nature [ft. Naughty By Nature]
- No Fit Vex
- Time Flies [ft. Sauti Sol]
- Monsters You Made [ft. Chris Martin]
- Wetin Dey Sup
- Real Life [ft. Stormzy]
- Bank on It
You Can Get it on Apple Music
Other Celebrity Reaction, Yay or Nay?
In his praise of the album, Diddy who is credited on Twice As Tall as an executive producer tagged it “Album of the Year” while 2Baba praised Burna’s creativity saying the latter is on another planet.
Check below to see some celebrity reactions to Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall.
— IG: @official2baba (@official2baba) August 14, 2020
Had to check the credits for that Burna’s #WaytooBig track cos I could hear Mike Dean at the end. And behold he was there. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 .
— 🧞ITS DONJAZZY AGAIN🧞 (@DONJAZZY) August 14, 2020
— Diddy (@Diddy) August 13, 2020
I spent the last 1 hour 7 minutes of my life listening to Burna Boys #TWICEASTALL album. No regrets though. I didn’t plan to take any personal and professional development course with that time☺️
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) August 14, 2020
You’ve never met the Burna Boy on Monsters You Made on any song. And Chris Martin finished it off with his vocals!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) August 14, 2020