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Entertainment of Thursday, 25 August 2022


Album Review: Burna Boy's 'Love Damini' is a timeless piece

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Internationally recognized Nigerian artiste, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy's sixth studio album, 'Love, Damini' is nothing short of a piece which would last in the heart of music lovers and his fans for a long time to come.

In all 19 tracks on the album, Burna Boy poured out his heart, and his experiences as a 31-year-old adult.

The album’s lead single, 'Last Last', is a heartbreak song, where he reflects on the actions of an ex-lover. The song has inspired many across the world to carry on with with their lives after a heartbreak, thanks to Burna's empowering vocals.

International music sensation, Ed Sheeran also featured on 'For My Hand', another track on the album, and one could thoroughly enjoy the song as the two artistes harmonized beautifully together.

The same can be said about 'Wild Dreams', which featured American singer, Khalid.

The Pop genre really dominated the second half of his album. It is however important to note that Burna Boy's style of music is Afro-fusion, and not Pop or Afrobeats.

It is through Afro-fusion that he got the opportunity to be internationally accepted as a global brand.

By the time you listen and get to the hook on ‘It’s Plenty’, which is at the mid-point of the album, you will realize that the album is one that brings together the varying themes of his work and the current stage of his career.

“After turning 30, birthdays seem to make you reflect on your life choices, or a lack thereof – your goals, dreams, hopes, achievements and fears,” Burna Boy stated in an interview that shined light on his album.

There is no denying that, Love, Damini celebrates the bright side of life as much as it shines light on the shortcomings of adulthood.

Enjoy the album!