#TwiceAsTall: Africans Condemn ‘New York Post’ Article About Burna Boy

Burna Boy’s album has been met with a lot of praise and excitement since its release on August 14, 2020.

Twice As Tall is Burna Boy’s fifth studio album, and his second in two years. He released the African Giantalbum in July 2019 which earned him a Grammy Nomination.

The album, which was executively produced by Sean Diddy Combs, features Stormzy, Sauti Sol, Naughty By Nature, Youssou N’Dour and Chris Martin.

Prior to the release of Twice As TallNew York Post posted an article about Burna Boy and his project on Twitter.

The headline of the article has made a lot of Africans on the social media platform very unhappy.

The title of the article read: Beyoncé-endorsed Burna Boy makes Afrobeat go international.

Many Africans feel the headline undermines all that Burna Boy has done to gain the recognition he has now.

According to them, Burna Boy and Afrobeats never needed Beyoncé’s enforcement to gain international recognition.

Some people have decided to report the post for it to be taken down.

While people are condemning New York Post‘s article, some people alleged that the headline was a deliberate move by Burna Boy’s public relations team to get people from different parts of the world to purchase and listen to the album.

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