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January 24, 2018

Burna boy holds private listening party for new album


Rising from a recent robbery allegation, Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy thrilled a select group of media executives and celebrities to an exclusive taste of his forthcoming album titled “Outside”.


The event, which was held at WéRé House in Lekki, Lagos on Monday is a prelude to the album, which will be released on all digital music platforms on the January 26 under Atlantic Records.

Douglas Jekan of The Beat FM was charged with the host’s duties as he led a cheerful Burna Boy through a series of questions about the album.

The Oxford Brooke University communication and culture graduate said every song on the album was inspired by something in his life.

He listed ‘Where I’m from’ as his favourite track and his most personal song on the album.

He explained how a trip to Port Harcourt led to the track, ‘City Vibration’ and recounted how his experience with Drake led to ‘More Life’, the album’s opening track.

Shedding more light on other songs on the forthcoming album, he said, Grammy nominated British pop singer, Lilly Allen is featured in the fourth track titled, ‘Heaven’s Gate’.

He said, “Heaven’s Gate’s fast tempo is a departure from my usual mid-tempo style and has a dancehall vibe that permeates the instrumental. I render the song in patois while Lilly Allen’s interjects his peculiar singing style. it is a fine blend of cockney vibes and Indian rhythm that gives the song a more diverse appeal.

“The video was shot on location in London,


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