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Tuned in to the Sounds of…Burna Boy

An artist that’s been getting alot of spins at the SUPAFRIK HQ is Burna Boy from Port Harcourt, Nigeria. With his effortless fusion of Jamaican patois with Nigerian pidgin and dancehall and house with hip-hop and highlife, it’s no surprise why’s been pegged by many tastemakers as the next artist to make a big splash on the African music scene.
Unlike most artists of his generation, Burna is not afraid to sometimes incorporate live musicians play a big part in his performances (No big surprise there. His grandfather was Fela Kuti’s longtime manager) Even if your New Year’s Eve was a low key affair, you can live vicariously through Burna Boy’s video for his feel good smash single “Like to Party” (produced by the talented Leriq) above and his latest  house-tinged release for 2013, “Tonight” below: