The African giant stopped by Okay Space to play a set backed by his live band, The Outsiders.
It’s rare to catch the African giant in the flesh these days. Burna Boy has been in motion all summer.
But during a recent stop in NYC, Burna stopped by Okay Space for a stirring rendition of one of the album’s standout singles, “Anybody,” backed by beats, keys and vocals from his live band The Outsiders, featuring singer Christina Matuvo.
The Nigerian superstar is fresh from a world tour attached to the release of his critically acclaimed album African Giant, a BET Award win, and a solo appearance on Beyoncé‘s star-studded The Lion King: The Gift compilation.
His album has been deemed a crossover success; it sees him delivering his signature afro-fusion sound, as he blends afrobeat, dancehall, hip-hop, and R&B, boasting features from Future, Damian Marley, YG, Angelique Kidjo, Jorja Smith and more.
Watch the latest episode of okay acoustics, introducing a new live performance set-up for our series, with Burna Boy below.
Watch the okay acoustics performance below.
Producer: Greg Poole
Music recorded and mixed by: Gabe MG
Audio: Pro Audio Connection
Camera: Sam Henriques, Greg Poole
Edit: Greg Poole
Colorist: Samantha Astolfi
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