#BumpThis: Burna Boy’s “My Money, My Baby”

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There’s so much new music being released that it’s hard for even the most loyal fans to wade through the trash to find the gems. That’s why we’ve created #BumpThis – a Friday series that features new songs, by and featuring Nigerians, that you absolutely need to hear.


Burna Boy — “My Money, My Baby”

Burna Boy has had a monumental 2019, mostly due to the success of his career-best album, African Giant. Well, the afro-fusion star has continued his winning streak, appearing on the star-studded soundtrack for upcoming Oscar-hopeful, Queen & Slim. 

On the Afrobeat track, “My Money, My Baby”, Burna Boy samples Fela’s “Shakara”, and the outcome is unsurprisingly fantastic. His performance on the song has a raw, freewheeling nature to it, making it one of the most instantly memorable things he’s done this year.

Since Queen & Slim follows the story of a black couple on the run from the police — reminiscent of the iconic tale of Bonnie and Clyde — it makes sense that “My Money, My Baby” is all about Burna Boy and his lover becoming felons after he kills someone. 

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