FEATURES, Burna Boy is one of the most featured artists and this is evident in his craft so far. Away from his local collaborations, Burna Boy is a big believer in breaking boundaries and spreading the tentacles of Afrobeats globally.
Oluwadamini Ogulu is one strong-willed artist, who through his music, preaches love, unity, and freedom, In celebration of the Afrobeats icon (Burna Boy), we have prepared a list consisting of some of his best features. Peep the list below:
1. “Ayepo Remix” – Airboy Boy feat. Burna Boy
AIRBOY brings the Afro sound we all love, with a special feature from international superstar, Burna Boy, on the hit “AYEPO REMIX”. Produced by the same hands behind NAWO NAWO, AQUILA RECORDS resident producer PHANTOM, “AYEPO REMIX” provides the same sound we love from the original, with a brilliant addition of Burna Boy to the vocals.
The “AYEPO REMIX” video delivers a flashback to 1960’s Lagos, Nigeria. Complete with vibrant colors, eclectic wardrobe, and plenty of dancing to light the scene. Shot by famed cinematographer, Adassa Cookey, Ayepo Remix provides an eyeful of exciting imagery, and features cameo appearances by label-mate BASE ONE, and QUE PELLER. As well as a cameo appearance from label-owner, and acclaimed entrepreneur, Shina Peller.
2. “Temper Remix” – Skales feat. Burna Boy
Off the album, The Never Say Never Guy, Skales teams up with Odogwu himself to bring us this conscious song, basically advising Lagosians to calm down and relax, as they go about their day-to-day activities. Lagos is generally known for its hustle and bustle, but the only way to stay sane in such a city is by keeping calm.
Produced by Krizbeatz, some parts of this song were adapted from Afro-Beat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo’s “Sorrow, Tears, and Blood“.
3. “Ginger” – Wizkid feat. Burna Boy
‘If you want make i ginger give me the kokoro, Mako je bi Jollof…‘ The catchy lyrics keep bouncing in your head no matter how much you try to distract yourself from it.
Two kings coming together on a track like this is not something we see every day. Big Wiz features his industry brother, Burna Boy on “Ginger”, Off his 4th studio album, Made In Lagos. Following the postponement of the Album release for close to a Year, Wizkid chooses October 30th to Release the most anticipated Album of the year.
Ginger was co-produced by Kel-P and P2J. With the video directed by Meji Alabi (A JM Film Production)… Enjoy!
4. “Amorawa” – Wande Coal ft Burna Boy
Amorawa as the name implies (We know ourselves) is a mid-tempo jam produced by LeriQ.
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal, teamed up with Burna Boy to deliver this 2015 classic tune “Amorawa” which is on a bonus track on Wande’s “WANTED” album.
5. “Baba Nla” – Larry Gaaga feat. Burna Boy…
Baba Nla is a combined effort of Larry Gaaga and top superstar Burna Boy, D’banj, and 2baba. D’Banj’s signature Vocals harmonica also raised the tempo of the song to another level.
Baba Nla rocked the year 2018, considering the fact that it housed a couple of ace Nigerian musicians. Kudos to Larry Gaaga for always putting together brilliant minds.
6. “Gbeku” – Zlatan feat. Burna Boy
Gbeku birthed the trendy dance named after it. It was as a result of a joint released by indigenous rapper, Zlatan and Odogwu himself. Zlatan street style elevated the song, whose title was coined from the Yoruba word, “Gbekude”, which literally translates to “Arrest/Capture the death“.
The 2019 release came off the release of Zanku album, A body of work in celebration of Zlatan Ibile’s record label – Zanku Records.
Burna Boy‘s unique vocals did justice to this track. Enjoy!
7. “We Must Groove” – 2Baba feat. Burna Boy
2Baba dropped this impressive single titled We Must Groove, featuring Burna Boy. The Jay Sleek-produced song is off his 2020 album ‘Warriors‘.
On the track, 2Baba advises his fans to stay happy no matter what. He says they should never let external influence destroy their happiness from within, Hence the title- “We Must Groove”, letting his fans know that no matter what, he must groove. “I don’t need to think too much… instead I reason solution…”
Enjoy the incredible visual for ‘We Must Groove’ ft. Burna Boy shot by Patrick Ellis.
8. “Link Up” – Phyno feat. Burna Boy, MI
Typical of Phyno, a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer, Link Up is another impressive indigenous rap music, where he employed the services of the one and only African Giant.
Burna Boy gave us some Busta rhymes vibes in this son, as he showed us he could also pass as a rap artist.
On the other hand- MI Abaga, the rap god did not fail to bring on his A-game on this impressive track.
Link Up, produced by Masterkraft is the 7th track in The Playmaker Album.
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURES
1. “All Eyes On Me” – AKA ft Burna Boy
All Eyes On Me represents the biggest song of Summer 2014. South African rapper, AKA features Nigerian music icon, Burna Boy on this joint alongside his South African colleague, Da L.E.S. Burna Boy breathes life into the song with his unforgettable hook “Robbery, robbery, robbery – All eyes on me!”
2. “Location” – Dave feat. Burna Boy
U.K rapper, Dave teams up with Burna Boy to serenade us with this Hip-Hop/Rap off his 2019 album, Psychodrama. Location has a relaxing feel to it. It is a good song to jam to when you just want to be in your space and reminisce.
The Nigerian-British Rapper Dave has sold over 3 million copies of this record with Burna Boy in the United Kingdom.
Song Produced by Jae5, Video Directed by Kaylum & Dave… Enjoy!
3. “Yaba Buluku Remix” – DJ Tarico feat. Burna Boy
“Yaba Buluku (Remix)” features the Grammy-Award-winning, Burna Boy, Preck, and Nelson Tivane owned by DJ Tarico. This mind-blowing collaboration cemented its place as the soundtrack of the year 2021.
Yababuluku officially became the African slogan shortly after the Remix release. Indeed, the song is another Amapiano hit, one that should be played on all speakers.
4. “Second Sermon Remix” – Black Sherif ft Burna Boy
Ghanaian artist, Black Sherif premiers his most-anticipated song “Second Sermon (Remix)” which features Nigeria’s finest, Burna Boy on the 9th of December, 2021. DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE
Black Sherif is a Ghanaian singer who is determined to turn the entertainment industry up a notch. The track was produced by Stallion and Samsney.
5. “Sponono” – Kabza De Small feat. Wizkid, Burna Boy, Cassper Nyovest
South African Amapiano guru, Kabza De small come through with a banging tune, titled “Sponono” featuring Nigeria’s finest; Burna Boy & Wizkid alongside the family tree CEO, Cassper Nyovest.
This Amapiano-influenced tune is a lengthy and addictive one, suitable for the dance floors.
6. “My Oasis” – Sam Smith feat. Burna Boy
Multitalented British singer, Sam Smith bares it all on this track with Nigerian singer, Oluwa Damini Ogulu, professionally known as Burna Boy on this song titled, My Oasis.
This impressive record was initially announced via Sam Smith’s social media page and fans of both parties were thrown into a state of hysteria. The record dropped and not once did we experience a moment of regret.
7. “Loved By You” – Justin Bieber feat. Burna Boy
Talented Canadian musician, Justin Bieber dishes out a new love song captioned ”Loved By You” and employs the services of Grammy-award-winner, Burna Boy.
“Loved By You” is characterized by catchy hooks and amazing vocals from Justin himself. As for Burna Boy, we already know whatever he touches turns to gold. Enjoy!
8. “Do Yourself” – Angelique Kidjo feat. Burna Boy
Multi-Grammy award-winning singer Angelique Kidjo teams up with Nigerian Grammy winner Burna Boy for her song Do Yourself. The song is the 5th track on her latest album Mother Nature.
It’s no longer news that Burna Boy looks up to Angelique Kidjo and having another collaborative track must be a big deal for him. Produced by Rexxie, Enjoy below…
9. “Own It” – Stormzy feat. Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran
British rapper, Stormzy premiers single dubbed Own It featuring Ed Sheeran and Nigerian award-winning singer Burna Boy. The track is off his recent album called Heavy is the Head.
The trio did justice to this big tune, bringing together their unique individual qualities together.
10. “Be Honest” – Jorja Smith feat. Burna Boy
Be honest is a top Burna Boy feature that deserves a place on your playlist. Jorja Smith is a talented English singer, who decided to employ the service of Odogwu himself on her hit track, Be Honest.
The song was written by Smith, Burna Boy, Miraa May, and produced by Cadenza, IzyBeats, Kyle Stemberger. Enjoy!
11. “Simmer” – Mahalia feat. Burna Boy
Birmingham-based, English singer and songwriter Mahalia team up with the super talented Afrobeats star, Burna Boy on her brand new vibe titled Simmer.
Simmer by Mahalia was lifted off her studio album Love And Compromise Project which was released on September 6th.
12. “Siberia” – One Headie feat. Burna Boy
British rapper, singer and songwriter, Irving Ampofo Adjei, professionally known as Headie One premiers his jam titled Siberia featuring African giant, Burna Boy in February, 2021.
The song, Siberia serves as the first single off the deluxe edition of Headie One’s debut project, ‘EDNA‘ album. Siberia was produced by TheElements and AoD.
13. “Rotate” – Becky G feat. Burna Boy
American singer and songwriter, Becky G collaborate with Nigeria’s big star, Burna Boy for her global hit song titled “Rotate“. The song was used for Pepsi Football Campaign, it’s also UEFA Champions League official soundtrack.
Becky G says, “Rotate to me is a celebration. I think it’s evident that futbol holds a special place in my heart and having Burna Boy join me on this made sense because ultimately I wanted to embody the perfect pre-game song that gets the blood flowing, makes you want to dance and enjoy the sport.”