Burna Boy

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Parklife festival review – proof that Manchester is still mad fer it
A young crowd – who could make even twentysomethings feel fossilised – gleefully accepted their city’s rave mantle, losing it to Megan Thee Stallion, Bicep and more

Kemi Alemoru

13, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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‘Africa has so much talent – we can’t even grasp it’: Angélique Kidjo on pop, politics and power
She’s played with everyone from Tony Allen to David Byrne. Now the Grammy winner is singing with a new generation of African stars, celebrating their continent while confronting its failings

Emmanuel Akinwotu

04, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Burna Boy: Twice As Tall review – new heights for the Afro-fusion wizard
The Nigerian superstar doubles down on his landmark 2019 album African Giant

Kitty Empire

22, Aug, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Burna Boy: Twice as Tall review – fun and fury from Nigerian pop polymath
By rooting modern production in traditional melody, and drawing on various musical styles while staying true to African pop, Burna Boy defines multilayered black identity

Lloyd Bradley

14, Aug, 2020 @3:35 PM

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Burna Boy: ‘Brothers in the US have been stripped of their knowledge of self’
The Nigerian pop star on Black Lives Matter, how British fans find it easier to tune into his wavelength – and why everyone’s got it wrong about Muammar Gaddafi

Lanre Bakare

08, Aug, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Will the UK ever love foreign-language pop?
Three summers ago, Despacito’s lilting Spanish lyrics dominated the UK charts, but since then nearly all pop hits have been in English. Is it just a language barrier – or a sign of a narrow culture?

Tara Joshi

05, Aug, 2020 @9:50 AM

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Saweetie's lockdown listening: 'All we are protesting for is equality, justice, our lives'
The American rapper on Starboy, Kaash Paige, Burna Boy – and how Nipsey Hussle’s Double Up keeps the hustling spirit going

Interview by Timi Sotire

19, Jun, 2020 @8:07 AM

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Brit awards 2020: who will win every award … and who should
Lewis Capaldi could sweep the board in his breakthrough year, but he faces strong competition from Stormzy, Dave and Michael Kiwanuka

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2020 @11:01 AM

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Brit award nominations 2020: Dave and Lewis Capaldi top pile, with women shut out
Only one British woman, Mabel, is nominated across the best album, song and new artist categories, which skew heavily in favour of solo men

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, Jan, 2020 @6:00 PM

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2019 in African pop: 10 must-listen tracks
From uptempo romance to feelgood dance, politically spicy rap and crowdpleasing pop, the biggest tracks across Africa last year went big on cross-continental appeal

Eromo Egbejule

24, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Burna Boy review – all hail the graceful king of Afrobeats
Given gloss from special guests Wizkid, Dave and Stormzy, this was a coronation for a Nigerian pop star bringing Africa to the world

Aniefiok Ekpoudom

04, Nov, 2019 @2:48 PM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Doctor Sleep to Lizzo, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

01, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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