This time we are taking a closer look at Burna Boy. He has had a fantastic couple of years, and we want to check out his top 10 songs.
10. Like to Party
This was like the song that announced him and made many people sit up and take notes. As an artist with Aristokrat Records, he delivered the song in flowing lines, and there were apparent traces then that he had what it took. We love it and it’s on the list.
9. Yawa Dey
This Leriq-produced beat was another of his songs that brought him fame. This one came fast-paced and he lived the party man life in this one. He’s been a Jaye Jaye man from the start. We can still hear him shouting, ‘Yawa dey o’.
This song saw him explore some of Baba Fela‘s lines. He has always been a Fela fan, and this song was one of the earliest times he sampled lines and styles from the king. A must-hear.
7. Devil in California
This song is one of the songs off his “Outside” album and stood out as one of the top and maybe different songs on the project. We love it and can’t wait to get more of this particular style from him.
6. Rock Your Body
If you heard this song, then the name should evoke good memories. This was a dancehall vibe then and stays one. Burna Boy has been killing dem beats since, and we throw it back to this instance when he made us rock our bodies.
5. Pree Me
This song made the list. Surprising? Why? It’s one of our favourites. Produced by Leriq, this one is from his Redemption EP, and we love it, too as he took on enemies that turned friends and friends that turned enemies.
4. On The Low
THIS. SONG. This song was one of the songs that told everyone to quit sleeping on Burna Boy. He was big already, but this song was one of the ones that came after his “Outside” album and further established him as an artist that could rule the industry.
3. Run My Race
This song has him experiment with another Fela sound before delving into some lines that stretch and push the sexual angle. With an accompanying music video shot and directed by Clarence Peters, Burna Boy dressed in an army camouflage delivered a song that reigned for a long time.
This song got a lot of people crazy when it dropped. The accompanying dance steps also worked. For real though, Burna Boy has served us some top lines, and this is one of them.
Should we or should we not add this? This should be like a top 20 song. This song deserves to be on the list as it stands as one of the top songs from him recently. We love it, and it gets a spot here.
What other song do you think should make a list? Share in the comment section.