Burna Boy and DJDS unveils visuals for “Thuggin/Darko”

The collaboration between the Nigerian singer and LA producers gets an emotional music video.

March 22nd, Burna Boy and producer duo DJDS released a surprise EP titled “Steel & Copper“, four tracks between pop and trap.

Now two of these tracks get visuals from director Daniel Regan and Nigerian fashion photographer Stephen Tayo.

In a very cinematic way, the first part of the video—in black and white—shows melancholic family scenes and a street fight that turns deadly for one of the men involved. “Thuggin” depicts a Burna Boy facing up to a tough lifestyle. On the second part, for “Darko”, the visuals get more colorful. Dancers religiously surround a young man, like as if they are his guardian angels.

Burna Boy is everywhere in 2019. YouTube Music just made a documentary on him. Previously, he released his single “Dangote” and provided a track with Mr Eazi.

Burna Boy will also be embarking on a US tour beginning April 1, which will see him play across the country including shows in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, as well as both weekends of Coachella.

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