Burna Boy breaks UK record for African albums

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African Giant, the latest album by pop musician, Burna Boy, has become the highest-ranking African album in the United Kingdom.

The critically-acclaimed album debuted at number 16 on the UK albums chart.


African Giant also debuted at number 104 on Billboard’s 200 charts, solidifying its global recognition and acceptance value.

The album is led by titular track, ‘African Giant,’ and has a whopping 19 tracks on it.

African Giant has a run time of over one hour.

The album artwork is inspired by the first Nigerian ten Naira note which has Alvan Ikoku, one of Nigeria’s foremost educationists and free primary education activist.


It was led by the release of six singles, ‘Gbona,’ ‘On The Low,’ ‘Killin Dem,’ ‘Dangote,’ ‘Anybody,’ and ‘Pull Up.’

The name of the album is from the 28-year-old’s infamous outburst at the organizers of Coachella for spelling his name in small case on a bill in January.

The album features British singer, Jorja Smith; African legend, Angelique Kidjo, and Damian Marley, son of Jamaican icon, Bob Marley.