Nigerian Afro-fusion star, Burna Boy pulled stunning performance on global comedy show ‘The Daily Show’.
‘The Daily Show’ is an American late-night talk show that piques on satire and self-deprecatory humor to discuss socially and culturally relevant stories.
Burna Boy, on Tuesday night, appeared alongside Mark Sanford, a former US representative and former Governor of South Carolina.
The ‘African Giant’ performed hit tracks ‘Ye’ and ‘Anybody’, eliciting loud cheers from the audience.
He was dressed in a multicolored striped outfit, a pair of glasses and a neck full of diamonds while rocking his signature braids.
In an interview with Noah, Burna Boy explained the reasons for his outburst over the Coachella poster in January.
The incident, which birthed the ‘African Giant’ moniker, saw Burna Boy accuse Coachella of disrespecting him by writing his name in small fonts.
Explaining the situation to Noah, he said, “I am looking for my name and I can’t find my name. I am like – am I really performing?
“They had to circle it for me. That’s never happened to me before. I am used to being the African giant.
“I didn’t like it and I expressed myself. Not just for that but so, everyone that comes after me won’t have to go through that,” he said.
Trevor Noah noted that people might not understand Burna Boy’s huge influence as an artist in Nigeria and in Africa, the continent with one of the world’s largest population.
In July, Burna Boy released an album titled ‘African Giant’, referencing the Coachella incidence. It was premiered on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.
The 19-track album contains his biggest 2019 hits including ‘Killin Dem’ featuring Zlatan, ‘Anybody’ and ‘Dangote’ alongside a titular track ‘African Giant’ and several international collaborations.
Amongst the artists featured were Jorja Smith in ‘Gum Body’, Manifest in ‘Another Story’, Jeremih and Serani in ‘Secrets’.
Damian Marley and Angelique Kidjo in ‘Different’, Future in ‘Show and Tell’ and YG in ‘This Side’ were also featured.
Nigerian popstar Burna Boy wins Best African Act at MTV awards
Nigerian popstar Burna Boy on Sunday won the award for best African act at the MTV EMA awards.
The artist also performed for the thousands gathered at a sold-out Wembley Arena in London on Sunday night.
Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogula, also won the Best International Act award at the BET Awards in June. His fourth studio album African Giant came out in July.
Other winners at the MTV EMAs included:
Best video – Taylor Swift for Me! featuring Brendon Urie
Best artist – Shawn Mendes
Best song – Bad Guy by Billie Eilish
Best collaboration – Con Altura by Rosalia and J Balvin
Best hip-hop – Nicki Minaj
Biggest fans – BTS
Best group – BTS
Rock icon – Liam Gallagher
Best US act – Taylor Swift