If Burna boy’s most recent single “Streets Of Africa” was a celebratory street homage, this new offering has him going off the rail. Produced by Pro2Jay, everything about “Koni Baje”, has Burna Boy, actively at the beginning and end: the traditional drums dotting the tracks, the flawless delivery, even Burna’s confidence is apparent in the lyrics. From declaring he’s an unstoppable force, to preaching about fake friends. “When the money come high, people plenty gan, when the money no dey, dem no dey look my face”.
In addition to “Koni Baje” playing like a tribute to his career, and a prayer for himself, it highlights Burna’s flexibility as an artist. Almost like, with a flip of the switch, he can go full on Juju mode but in the style of none before him. Fans of Burna Boy that gravitate towards uncluttered offerings like “Soke” will nestle up to “Koni Baje”.
Stream “Koni Baje” via Apple Music below
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