Wizkid’s Made In Lagos and Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall have been listed by prestigious British GQ Magazine as part of the 24 albums that made the year 2020 more tolerable.
The lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic hit many countries across the world and music was one of the ways that help the world to stay sane.
Wizkid and Burna Boy have now been recognised for their creative work of art. The Nigerian singers are the only Africans on the list and they were spotted on numbers 16 and 17.
Noting that impact of Burna Boy’s fourth studio album, African Giant, the magazine wondered if his fifth album would live up to its predecessor and its name as it earned him a Grammy nomination.
They were, however, taken by surprise when Twice As Tall was released and it earned him another Grammy nomination. With the feature of foreign artistes like Stormzy and Chris Martin, GQ said,
“Burna Boy’s global sound somehow got even more universally enjoyable, slickly blending Afrobeat and dancehall rhythms, R&B sensibilities, hip-hop flows, and reggae’s passion into a singular sound. And while African Giant was a triumphant celebration, Twice As Tall served as Burna Boy’s manifesto…”
Meanwhile, Wizkid’s album was described as his best yet.
“… combining his global vision with a focus on Yoruba, Afro-Latin, and Afrobeats percussion that, as the name Made In Lagos asserts, makes the record feel like a real homecoming.
The entire 14-track record makes for warm, easy listening, offering some blessed release from the relentless misery of this year and conjuring up dreams of rum-soaked beach parties.”