Burna Boy’s last album, ‘Outside’, is largely commended for being a project that adequately shows the full realization of his artistic mythos. And “Ye”, the 6th track off the project, was at the center of that toast with the song’s theme, addressing the very relatable hardship of being a Nigerian. However, the video Burna Boy just released for “Ye” highlights the song’s more introspective narrative as Clarence Peters directs the video in a studio setting where Burna is supported by models, strobe lights, a black Bentley, wads of cash and a painting of Fela.
We watch Burna walking back and forth, as he performs the song with clone-like men by his side. Though the imagery seems to depict an understanding that the “Ye” story transcends Burna himself, the internalised gaze of the video runs with the track’s most popular line: “I no fit, die for nothing”
You can watch the video for “Ye” below.
Featured Image Credits: YouTube/Burna Boy
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