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Listen to Burna Boy’s latest single “Odogwu”

The ‘African Giant’ releases his first 2020 single.

Burna Boy
Burna Boy
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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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