The global expansion of Nigerian music is on the rise, and Burna Boy stands out as a key figure in exporting African music internationally with his acclaimed albums and groundbreaking concerts.
In a Rolling Stone interview, DJ Khaled shared exciting news about a collaboration with the Grammy-winning Nigerian artist Burna Boy on his upcoming album. The prolific music producer and DJ expressed his longstanding appreciation for Afrobeats, prompting him to team up with Burna Boy, who has become the international icon for Nigerian mainstream music.
Since the global breakthrough of his 2018 hit single ‘YE,’ Burna Boy’s international acclaim has been on a steady rise.
Having teamed up with renowned artists like Ed Sheeran, Future, DJ Khaled, J Balvin, J Hus, Stormzy, and more, Burna Boy expanded his musical collaborations on his 2023 album, ‘I Told Them.’ This time, he worked with the legendary rap duo GZA and RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as 21 Savage and J Cole, further solidifying his global presence.
Following the album’s release, DJ Khaled shared a video on Instagram, featuring himself enjoying Burna Boy’s ‘I Told Them’ and even sharing dinner moments with the Nigerian artist, sparking rumors of a potential collaboration.
In a recent interview, DJ Khaled announced his upcoming break from music after the release of his next album, revealing plans to venture into other entertainment realms, including movies.
Excitement builds as Burna Boy becomes the first Nigerian artist set to collaborate with DJ Khaled in a highly anticipated album that also boasts the presence of superstars like Drake.