Nigerian Afro-fusion singer/songwriter, Burna Boy has released the second video ‘Monsters You Made’, off his recently released album ‘Twice As Tall’.
The album released early August, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart and currently sits at #52 on the Billboard 200 and #128 on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Artists Chart.
This is Burna Boy’s highest-ever appearance on the chart, with a total of 14.8 million US streams between 14 August and 20 August. With over 78.2 million streams in the first week of its release, the ‘Twice As Tall’ album became the number one album on apple music in 48 countries. Presently, it has crossed over 100 million streams across all platforms.
The video opens with the voice of Ebikabowei “Boyloaf” Victor-Ben, former commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), mirroring a glaring, naked and bitter reminder that the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is still in crisis.
Chris Martin’s haunting poignant voice is introduced and in its graphic state, sings, “Calling me a monster, calling us fake, You make the minotaur the dinosaur wake. Calling me a monster, just ‘cause we say, No way, no way, no way.”
With this video, Burna Boy blanks out any form of noise, allows the ‘musical beast’ take over, and makes his supremely catchy music video as a true global citizen.
Burna is a musical trip and has his spirits to thank for this video inspiration.
The mellifluous star premiered the video on 27 August 2020, on YouTube, at 8 pm WAT and the video is now available on all viewing platforms worldwide.