It is common practice these days for many Nigerian artistes to do more than just one music genre. Artistes as Phyno, Olamide, Reminisce and Lil Kesh are a few of such artistes. However, there is one artiste whose versatility is unrivalled- Burna Boy. The multi-talented singer is never afraid to explore any genre of music and when he does, he delivers excellently. Though he came into the spotlight with ‘Tonite’ which is pop, he has since then flirted with diverse music genres from Dancehall to Hip-Hop, Alternative…
Many music analysts/ writers find it hard to place the music enigma in a particular category. The talented singer’s flexibility became more evident when he experimented soft rock with ‘Rockstar’ which remains a classic. Burna who has had collaborations with South Africa’s Hip-Hop stars as AKA, Da Les and Ghana’s Sarkodie blew away our minds sometime in the recent past when he dished out pure rap music…is there really any genre he can’t do?
His new EP, ‘Redemption’, houses tracks of dissimilar music genres and you can never tell the kind of music Burna Boy will put out in the future. When you see a new release from the man of many shades, tens of music genres flash through your mind. While it’s unsure when next he would come up with another one, one thing is for sure: He will do it well be it Juju, Reggae or Apala.
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