Burna Boy in August let the world in on the fact that hiphop big wig, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was going to be the executive producer for his fifth studio album, Twice As Tall. The 15-track album was released last month, complete with a variety of features from Naughty By Nature, Stormzy, Chris Martin, Sauti Sol and Youssou N’Dour and it has been raking in the numbers.
As the Nigerian Afrobeat icon continues to promote his new album, he sat down with Douglas Jekan for the Nigeria-based PGM Club. During the interview, the Grammy-nominated artist said he hoped partnering with Diddy would “build a solid bridge” between himself and other audiences and went on to reveal that the REVOLT Media & TV chairman executive produced Twice As Tall for no charge.
“I wanted this [album] to build a stronger bridge between, basically, all people of color,” Burna Boy said. “The album was already about 80 percent done before I got Diddy involved. Getting Diddy involved, first of all, me and Diddy are now one bridge. Then, it’s like a tree; it just keeps going.”
Oluwa Burna as he is affectionately called, explained that with the help Diddy rendered, he was able to connect with certain top notch producers and collaborators — including Naughty By Nature and Timbaland — for the project.
“That’s the bridge… and it goes far beyond that… because guess what Diddy didn’t take no money from me,” he continued. “He gets two points royalties, which he gives back to me,” he added.
“The only thing that’s changed is now everybody sees what’s been going on. I’ve been this person. If I win a Grammy for this album, it’s because it’s a great album, just like the last one.”
Whiles speaking with The New York Times a couple of weeks ago, Diddy called Burna “a revolutionary.”
“The thing that I learned about him is the importance of what he’s doing for his nation and representing the people that aren’t really heard globally,” said the music mogul. “Through this album, I think it’s important for Africa to be heard. And so it’s bigger than just an album.”
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