By Benjamin Njoku
Multi-award winning Nigerian Afro-fusion musician, two-time winner of the BET Best International Act and MTV Europe Music Award Best African Act, Burna Boy has been announced as a performer for the BET Awards Ceremony Hip-Hop 2020.
The homegrown international music star, who has also recently been nominated for “Best African Act” at the upcoming MTV European Music Awards 2020, a title he took home last year, will mark his first live performance with Chris. Martin from Coldplay. about their powerful collaboration on the song “Monsters You Made,” taken from Burna’s fifth studio album TWICE AS TALL.
“Monsters You Made” is a song that serves as an indictment of rudeness, historical injustice and systemic racism and the hauntingly poignant voice of Coldplay’s Chris Martin cuts through the song, challenging what we think we already know about Africa and its history. .
TWICE AS TALL, released in August 2020, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart, No. 52 on the Billboard 200 Chart, and No. 128 on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Artists Chart. , making her Burna Boy’s tallest appearance on the list. Currently, it has crossed more than 200 million streams on all platforms.
Since then, the Grammy and British Award nominee has appeared in the United Nations Global Solutions Documentary, partnered with Spotify to take over the Black History Is Now (BHIN) center, presented his official comic “The Secret Flame.” narrated by his grandfather, veteran broadcaster, journalist, music critic and
former manager of the legendary Fela Kuti’s band, Benson Idonije. The animated comic (available here) follows Burna Boy through a spiritual journey of discovering himself while highlighting the moments that got him to where he is today.
The Black Entertainment Awards (BET) is an annual event that celebrates black creative expression and excellence in music, film, television, sports, and philanthropy; And so for Burna Boy and Chris Martin’s next performance, organizers say it will air on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.