With “Collateral Damage,” Burna Boy serves it hot, talking about the country’s issues and suffering.
Lagos indigenous Damini Ogulu was only in grammar school when he found FruityLoops software common on home computers to track beats. Since then, he has been creating music, absorbing the diaspora from dancehall to DMX, and using the name Burna Boy, on the worldwide dance scene has really started a flame.
The music biz was in his blood; Fela Kuti’s first manager was his grandpa. But he has done the hard work necessary to make a real dent. From the rhythms of “Like To Party” in 2012 to the kinetics of “On The Low” this year, he has made some of the greatest beats around.