Nigerian award-winning Afrobeats superstars, Wizkid and Burna Boy made it to the list of British GQ Magazine’s Best Albums of 2020.
‘Twice As Tall’ by Burna Boy and ‘Made In Lagos’ by Wizkid, were the only Nigerian albums on GQ Magazine’s Best 24 Albums of 2020.
According to the prestigious lifestyle magazine, the albums made the year more tolerable. While ‘Twice as Tall’ took the 16th spot, ‘Made in Lagos’ was followed behind in the 17th spot.
GQ describe the self-acclaimed African Giant’s latest album as one that absolutely lives up to its name, stating that, “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.”
As for Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos,’ it was described as his best album yet, stating that he, “Combines 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.”
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While Burna Boy’s album has been nominated for the 2021 Grammy award, his second consecutive nomination, one of Wizkid’s songs from ‘Made in Lagos’, ‘Essence’, in which he featured Nigerian songstress, Tems, made it to former US president, Barack Obama’s favourite music list for 2020.