Burna Boy - Another Story ft. M.anifest

1 year ago

“Saying ‘African Giant’ goes [to] a lot more than music,” Burna Boy tells Apple Music. “It’s a symbol of strength. That’s what I want my people to feel like, to realise that they are.”

On the Nigerian Afrofusion kingpin’s fourth studio album, that credo of understanding your worth and truth rings through songs which address success (“Gbona”), respect (“Anybody”), love and desire (“On the Low”) and poverty, aspiration and the daily grind (“Dangote”).

Burna Boy might talk of ancestral influence overtaking his messaging and songwriting—“When it’s time for music to be made, it’s almost like my ancestors just come into me and then it’s them,” he says—but he continues to skilfully consolidate the new with the old. Leading-edge pop, hip-hop and R&B fuse with Afrobeat and reggae traditions in vibrant grooves that are rich but never overcooked.

His vocals demonstrate a matching versatility, shifting gears with supercar precision and ricocheting between English, Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin.

“Music is supposed to be a universal language,” he says. “You understanding what I’m saying is secondary. The primary thing is what does the person inside of you hear? What does your spirit hear? That’s the job of music—that’s what it’s supposed to do.”

Attached File:

[Prelude]
To understand Nigeria, you need to appreciate where it came from

Narrator: In 1900, Britain officially assumed responsibility for the administration of the whole of what we now know as Nigeria from the Niger Company
And then, gradually over the years, British protectorates were established throughout the territory
In 1914, the protectorates were amalgamated into one Nigeria

Actually, there’s one additional detail that bears mentioning
In order to take over the territories from the Niger Company, the British Government paid 865,000 pounds
A huge amount in 1900
So let’s establish a simple truth, the British didn’t travel halfway across the world just to spread democracy
Nigeria started off as a business deal for them, between a company and a government
Incidentally, the Niger Company is still around today
Only it is known by a different name, Unilever
But that’s another story

It’s Kel-P vibes

[Hook Burna Boy]
Ay!
They wanna tell you o, tell you o, tell you o
Another story o, story o, story o
Since 1960 them dey play us, why o
Shey we go dey cry forever more o
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ay)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain you, ga-ga o (Well, well)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ay)
E dey pain you, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o, ay ga-ga o

[Verse 1 – Burna Boy]
They want make we all enter one corner, shebi o
‘Cause e be lie them dey tell me since I was a baby o
All the times them go promise and fail o
We don dey, we dey slim them dey shade o

[Hook: Burna Boy]
They wanna tell you o, tell you o, tell you o
Another story o, story o, story o
Since 1960 them dey play us, why o
Shey we go dey cry forever more o
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ay)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain you, ga-ga o (Well, well)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ay)
E dey pain you, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o, ay ga-ga o

[Verse 2: M.anifest]
Which kind country be this, chale I conf..
Sometimes I for dey move away, maybe a month
More or less, more yawa
Less people power
Same shit, Ghana – Naija, man tire
Stuck in traffic I dey hate delay
Big man get the motorcade, big Benz and the Escalade
Hustle just dey escalate
But March 6, we go celebrate (Shh!)
Every year, we dey sing cock and bull
Propaganda you dey push no dey go
E dey pain, people tire for this matter
Everyday for thief man, one day for master
“Efie ne fie”, me ntumi ‘nfamu
?man no s?i aa, y?n nyinaa y? ti mu
Ashi me aa, ashi me aa, ashi me aa
‘Nso me ntumi ‘nfamu

[Hook: Burna Boy]
They wanna tell you o, tell you o, tell you o
Another story o, story o, story o
Since 1960 them dey play us, why o
Shey we go dey cry forever more o
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ay)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain you, ga-ga o (Well, well)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o (Ay)
E dey pain you, ga-ga o (Ahh)
E dey pain me, ga-ga o, ay ga-ga o

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