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Burna Boy found his “Onyeka” in his new video

The Nigerian superstar is still enjoying the successes of his album Twice as Tall, and surprises his fans with the video of this sweet and nostalgic love song.

If Burna Boy is now worldwide known for his anthemic street bangers, the singer has also nothing to prove in the field of romantic songs. “Onyeka” is an example of what the African Giant is capable of when it comes to delivering pure love music. On a guitar loop strongly reminiscent of the great Nigerian highlife era, the singer proclaims his love to a fictional woman whom he compares to Onyeka Onwenu, a Nigerian personality from the 1980s. Diving deep in sweet nostalgia, Burna Boy even mentions “Osondi Owendi” in his verse, one of the classics of musician Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe. Highlife, afrobeat, juju, the Port Harcourt artist proves once again his ability to draw on the rich Nigerian musical heritage to compose hits.

The video, directed by DK, was shot in Ghana, known as a festive and musical mecca around the Christmas season. It features the singer and a dancer in a game of gentle seduction, embellished by the vintage and warm colours of a salon and the neighbourhood surroundings. Despite the newly romanced vibes that the visuals project, the African Giant’s biggest fans have quickly noticed that the “Onyeka” lead actress is the same as in the visuals of “On The Low”, one of the singer’s greatest hits to date…

Listen to Burna Boy in our One Dance on Spotify and Deezer.