Nigeria's Burna Boy featured on US inauguration playlist

Nigerian artist Burna Boy will feature on the official playlist for the inauguration of President-elect 乔·拜登 和当选副总统 卡马拉·哈里斯.

The award-winning singer’s song ‘Destinywill be played alongside other international artists such as 杜阿利帕, 驯服黑斑羚, 和 京吾.
playlist was curated by American actress Issa Rae’s record label Raedio and Derrick Jones, better known by his stage name as DJ D-Nice.
American artists included on the playlist include 碧昂斯, Stevie Wonder, 和 Kendrick Lamar.
Raedio President Benoni Tagoe said the company was honored to create the playlist. “We know that music has the power to bring people together, and after a year of national challenges and division, we hope this collection serves as an indication of a new beginning, positive change, and a reminder that music of all types is a common language.
These songs and artists reflect the relentless spirit and rich diversity of America,” said Presidential Inaugural Committee CEO Tony Allen in a statement. “They are the score to a new chapter and will help bring people together as the Biden-Harris Administration begins its important work to unite our country,” Allen said.
在 29, Burna Boy is one of Africa’s breakout stars, and his music has been sampled and featured by some of the world’s biggest artists including Fall Out Boys, Jorja Smith, and Beyoncé.
His album ‘Twice as Tallwas nominated for Best Global Music album at the upcoming Grammy awards while his debut album ‘African Giantwas also nominated for the same award last year.
Burna Boy performs onstage during the Post Show at the 2019 BET Awards

Burna Boy has been a vocal critic of governments across the continent.
He released the song ’20 10 20′ 在十月, which was inspired by the shootings at Lekki toll gate when Nigerian soldiers fired into a crowd of protestors.
I close my eyes and all I see is Lekki toll gate,” 他说 in a tweet three days after the shootings. “I’ve seen a lot of Violence and death in my Life but this is the one that has Traumatized me.
A picture of a bloodied Nigerian flag that went viral at the time is still his Twitter avatar.
在九月 2019, following a spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, targeted at Nigerians, he vowed never to return to the country, a move that sparked criticism on social media.
The artist later changed his mind and announced that he would perform at the ‘Africa Uniteconcert in South Africa, the concert was later canceled.
然而, South Africans took a dim view of his earlier comments and there was a barrage of criticism and even threats of violence according to the organizers, WHO canceled the concert.
The playlist is on Spotify and other streaming services.

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