Burna Boy - Spiritual

2 years 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:

(Chorus)
I no dey find their trouble, I no dey find their trouble, I no dey find their trouble
I just dey face my hustle, see when you start dem go yinmu, dem no go start to dey love you
Ahn ahn ahn, spiritual, I dey spiritual, oh oh oh, spiritual, I dey spiritual



(Verse 1)
Omo I don tire, tire tire tire but dem know me nuh holding back
See I fit wire, wire wire wire all the money whe dey my bank
Just to show you that I’m for real, you know its hard to find me
I’ve been on the road and me no slow down cos I run with the pro dem



(Bridge)
Said all my people spiritual, ori won pe, to ba wole, je ki owo wa pe
Said all my people spiritual, ori won pe, to ba wole, je ki owo wa pe



(Chorus)
I no dey find their trouble, I no dey find their trouble, I no dey find their trouble
I just dey face my hustle, see when you start dem go yinmu, dem no go start to dey love you
Ahn ahn ahn, spiritual, I dey spiritual, oh oh oh, spiritual, I dey spiritual



(Verse 2)
Girla whine for me, me shine like a diamond ring
(?), cos they know say man na real stylist
Ahn, I’ve never seen a style like this, ah your girl wanna have my kids
Ah, she wan live a life like this cos she know say everything nice and set



(Bridge)
Said all my people spiritual, ori won pe, to ba wole, je ki owo wa pe
Said all my people spiritual, ori won pe, to ba wole, je ki owo wa pe



(Chorus)
I no dey find their trouble, I no dey find their trouble, I no dey find their trouble
I just dey face my hustle, see when you start dem go yinmu, dem no go start to dey love you
Ahn ahn ahn, spiritual, I dey spiritual, oh oh oh, spiritual, I dey spiritual

Eh eh, ah yeh yeh yeh eh, ah yeh yeh yeh eh, ah yeh yeh yeh eh, ah yeh yeh yeh eh



(Outro- Mama Burna)
And the message from Burna I believe would be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else

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