Listen to Burna Boy’s latest single “Odogwu”
The ‘African Giant’ releases his first 2020 single.
2019 was a banner year for Burna Boy. During that period, the Nigerian star delivered his fourth studio album African Giant, an immaculate blend of Afrobeat, dancehall, pop and hip hop that hit charts all over the globe. The project boasted 19 tracks and features from Jeremih, Jorja Smith, Damian Marley, Future, YG and more and earned Burna Boy a wealth of awards. He also spent that year contributing his talents via a slew of feature appearances, crafting hits with the likes of Beyoncé, Dave, Mahalia, IDK and Stormzy — the last of whose collaboration “Own It” earned a UK platinum plaque and charted in almost 20 different countries. All-in-all, his accomplishments have solidified his place as one of the biggest stars out, both from Nigeria and from an international perspective.
Now, Burna Boy makes his first entry of the new year with “Odogwu,” named after the Igbo term for “hero” or “victor” in English. The genre-bending cut features production from Lagos producer Kel P and sees the artist telling the listener to never stop pushing forward towards your eventual victory:
“When I reach Igbo land them calling me Odogwu/
And as I enter the town I put am for egwu/
And nobody can stop you, na so we dey fly pass oh/
Over any obstacle e be Odogwu…/”
This May, Burna Boy will also be hitting the road on his “Twice As Tall Tour,” which kicks off in May and will see him in several different countries until the end of August. Both “Odogwu” and his tour schedule can be found below.
Burna Boy’s “Twice As Tall Tour” dates:
May 7: Atlanta, GA – Roxy
May 9: Washington, DC – Broccoli City Festival
May 13: Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
May 16: San Francisco, CA – Masonic
May 18: Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
May 20: Denver, CO – Summit
May 22: Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
May 23: Indianapolis, MN – Egyptian Room
May 28: Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 29: New York, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
May 30: Philadelphia, PA – Roots Picnic
May 31: Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 3: Miami, FL – Fillmore
June 6: Houston, TX – NRG Arena
June 7: Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
June 28: Somerset, UK – Glastonbury Festival
June 30: Oslo, Norway – Kadetten Festival
July 2: Belfort, France – Les Eurockeennee Festival
July 3: Ericeira, Portugal – Sumol Summer Festival
July 4: London, UK – Wireless Festival
July 10: Rotterdam, Netherlands – North See Jazz
July 12: Liege, Belgium – Les Aredentes
July 16: Bern, Switzerland – Gurten Festival
July 18: Ferropolis, Germany – Melt Festival
July 18: Almere, Netherlands – Oh My Festival
July 19: Paris, France – Lollapalooza
July 31: Montreal, Canada – Osheaga Festival
August 15: Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West
August 29: Antwerp, Belgium – Fire Is Gold
August 30: Oberhausen, Germany – Hype Festival
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