Grammy award-winning sensations Burna Boy and Wizkid have yet again created a monster music masterpiece in the African giant’s new song ‘Ballon D’Or’. Produced by Nigerian British producer P2j, this banging track is inspired by one of the most prestigious trophies given to professional soccer players — Ballon D’Or whose recipient is regarded as the best male football player in the world.
Shot in Lagos, the chemistry and fluidity between two of the most successful African artistes on the continent, Burna Boy and Wizkid is a beauty that could only have been captured in film by prolific director, Director K who created magic and raised the artistic bar with these visuals. Despite dazzlers and under a masculinity-fueled obsession with a particular sense of authenticity, the visuals for ‘Ballon D’Or‘ are phenomenal yet playful as we see two stars living their dreams in real time, matching a blockbuster sense of confidence with arena-size sounds and attendant energy. Burna Boy doesn’t have to make a song and dance about the ‘Ballon D’Or visuals, it speaks loud on it’s own with his verse and Wizkid‘s flow, going together like traffic and weather.
Revealing legendary welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman who makes a sexy cameo in these visuals, Burna Boy is that artiste who, like a moth to a flame, music is an intrinsic pull. ‘Ballon D’Or’ brims with memorable melodies and beats and Burna Boy’s impressive technique and delivery. Eternally conscious of not just losing the essence of who he is in the midst of everything, Burna Boy steals our hearts with this video and taken us to the suburbs, while Wizkid sprouts leaves in the second half of the song lending credence to an already perfectly produced song.
Last year saw Burna Boy soar like an eagle with diverse collaborations such as “I Feel It (Feat. Burna Boy)” with Jon Bellion; “Want It All” featuring Polo G, “Question” ft Don Jazzy, and Becky G x Burna Boy’s “Rotate,” featured in Pepsi’s global football campaign “Music Keeps Us Fizzing.” The African Giant also allied with Justin Bieber on the 8x GRAMMY nominated album ‘Justice‘ and with 9x GRAMMY Award-nominee Sia for “Hey Boy”. He is currently nominated for the 64th GRAMMY awards alongside the multiple GRAMMY-award winning Angelique Kidjo for Best Global Performance on “Do Yourself.”
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