This is a great time for Nigerian music and most especially for Burna Boy, one of the most sought after Afrobeats artist. The self-acclaimed African Giant has been on a roll from his feature on Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift to his critically acclaimed album The African Giant.
Burna Boy recently added another feather to his cap over the weekend when international singer and songwriter, Elton John endorsed him. The British legend gave Burna Boy a shout out on his Rocket Hour show on Beats 1 Radio by Apple Music.
The jingle which was posted on Elton John’s twitter page said:
“Elton has so much music to play on his #RocketHour today – @burnaboy, @africaexpress, @TEYANATAYLOR and more!
9am LA / 12pm NY / 5pm UK on
Listen ➡️ http://apple.co/elton”
9am LA / 12pm NY / 5pm UK on @Beats1 🚀
Listen ➡️ https://t.co/W4EMLC74op pic.twitter.com/pMANPtDsUs
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) August 17, 2019
Burna Boy who was clearly elated at the approval took to his Instagram to share his excitement. In what seems like disbelief the “Ye” crooner replayed the jingle a multiple times:
“You dey see am 👀 😂 😂 “ He captioned.
This is coming after the BET award winner’s recent appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and earlier performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John has spanned more than five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with more than 250 million albums sold worldwide and the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind.”