Controversial Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, on Friday made history as the first-ever African artiste to secure a UK Number 1 album with ‘I Told Them.’
Official Charts Company confirmed on Friday that Burna Boy’s seventh studio album, “I Told Them,” debuted at number 1 this week on the UK albums chart.
The ‘African Giant’ crooner was presented with a plaque by the British record chart company in commemoration of his record.
‘He told them! @burnaboy makes UK chart HISTORY today as he claims his first Number Number 1 album,’ the company tweeted.
An excited Burna Boy quoted the tweet with the caption, ‘Let’s Have It! #ITOLDTHEM #ITOLDTHEMNUMBER1.’
Africa Today News, New York reports that the Port Harcourt-born singer’s last two LPs, Twice As Tall and Love Damini, peaked at Number 2 on the UK albums chart before his latest project finally saw him hit the top of the chart.
Meanwhile, Burna Boy has pointed out that he was taken aback when American rapper, J. Cole, referred to him as the legendary Tupac Shakur during their conversation.
The Grammys winner, speaking on Rap Radar Podcast hosted by Elliott Wilson, said the American rapper made the statement when they got together to work on one of the tracks in his latest album, ‘I Told Them’.
Tupac, named Shakur, was a legendary American hip-hop rapper who was killed in Las Vegas in 1996.
According to Burna, the rapper dropped the statement that he was ‘Tupac reincarnated in Africa’, adding that he had to look around to confirm who he was talking about and it ended up being him.
He said: “I don’t really know the dynamics behind how everything happened but somehow, I ended up in the studio with J. Cole and a bunch of basketball players, tall as hell.