Boy wonder: Nigeria's Burna Boy 'becoming a global star'

Ben Homewood

Burna Boy is at the forefront of a new generation of global African artists, according to Atlantic UK’s co-head of A&R Alec Boateng.

The Nigerian artist, who signed to the label after Boateng met him at a London show in 2016, released his fourth album on Friday (July 26). African Giant features collaborators including Future and Jorja Smith.

“He’s becoming the star he’s always promised to be, he’s getting respect at the forefront of the ever-exciting African music scene,” Boateng ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start your 4 week Free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.

Sign up for your free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music in print and 24/7 online. With both the print and digital edition you will be able to enjoy the whole Premium experience of a subscription to Music Week - absolutely free.

Start your free trial

Subscribe

If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...