Sometimes last year a picture of Nigerian Dancehall singer Burna Boy and Canadian-American rap star Drake surfaced the internet and the Nigeria internet space went wild with full of excitement seeing both stars might have being working on a new project for us to consume.
As we all speculated about what the outcome of that picture of Drake and Burna Boy together in London, might look like — for them releasing music together. At the listening party of Burna Boy‘s forthcoming studio album titled ” Outside ”, which was held at the ” We´re ” House in Lagos. The Spaceship Entertainment boss Burna Boy entertained friends, colleagues and family members, and in a rare moment of truth he explained what happened between him and Drake.
It all went out that during their last year hook-up in London, Drake and Burna Boy agrees to work on a new project for the OVO Sounds boss and the project required was designed to be an inclusive one, which would contain different genres of music from all over the world.
According to Burna Boy, he said that he did his own part based on the agreement from both parties, as he worked hard, delivering 5 singles for the work.
“I worked on 5 new songs for the project, and submitted them all,” Burna Boy said.
The singer further revealed that after recording, he submitted the songs to Drake and his team, who chose only one of the songs named “More Life.” He received confirmation that they were going to use the record as a part of the project, but when the record came out, it was a completely different form entirely.
Turns out Drake’s entire project was named “More Life,” the same title of Burna’s song. But that wasn’t the most disappointing part. Burna Boy was not officially named or credited on the project which peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, and broke several streaming charts.
For Burna Boy, he did appear on the outro of the song ‘Get it together’, which was a remake of South African DJ, Black Coffee, and Bucie’s 2010 single ‘Superman’. The new version had UK singer Jorja Smith, singing about fixing a strained relationship. Burna Boy’s ‘More life’ was chopped beyond recognition, and sampled at the outro of the record in an almost unrecognisable form.
“They told me they had picked it, but when the song came out it was…chopped..” Burna Boy said.
Burna didn’t receive writing or production credits on “More Life,” and has so far refused to speak or acknowledge his contribution to the project. The only time he did confirm that he was part of it was when a fan asked him for clarity on T