Damini Ogulu, award-winning Afro-fusion sensation better known as Burna Boy, is getting accolades on social media after Rihanna, Barbadian singer, was spotted jamming to ‘Ye’, one of his biggest hits.
Ever since he had his big break in 2018, the gifted singer has continued to make impressive career strides and amass fans in Nigeria across the world.
But on Tuesday, his popularity soared even higher after a video emerged where Rihanna, arguably one of the world’s best-selling female singer, was seen vibing to ‘Ye’ — Burna Boy’s polyrhythmic song off of his early 2018 album ‘Outside’.
The fashion designer, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, even requested that the song be turned up and then she started dancing and singing to it.
This has caught the attention of Nigerians on social media platforms, especially Twitter, where users are beginning to lavish Burna Boy with all sort of praise for taking “Afrobeats to the world”.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
Burna Boy is truly an African Giant.
Watch Rihanna singing Burna Boy’s YE
— Tife🌚 (@TifeFabunmi) September 17, 2019
Watch Rihanna get into an argument with her Security Guard over Burna Boy’s song “YE”
Burna Boy is a Legend!
P.S. Black People Volume = Playing music so loud it causes a nuisance and turns into a private party 😂 pic.twitter.com/efYpALPCKw
— Peng Man 🔥 (@mjjuniormodel) September 17, 2019
Rihanna singing burna boy’s YE word for word is one of the best things you’ll see today . Afro beats to the world 🌎 pic.twitter.com/iGBfp5sYk3
— Mojola (@Mjayjay_) September 17, 2019
Rihanna is hilarious 🤣🤣🤣 She’s like “I know this part. I know all them words by myself….” only to find her singing the hook which is a repetition of the word ‘Ye’. #BurnaBoy don burst my bae head oh 🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/le5RorH8En
— Femi Chinedu (@superchiblaze) September 17, 2019
Rihanna desperately wanting to listen to Burna Boy's Ye is the best thing I've seen this month.. Dammn! 😍😍😍
— BigBadWolf🐶 (@Muunahrosy) September 17, 2019
A whole Rihanna is celebrating like this just becos she learnt how to shout ye ye ye ye.
— Stefan_salvatore (Aburo) (@xameicce) September 17, 2019
Rihanna singing burna boy’s YE word for word is one of the best things you’ll see today . Afro beats to the world pic.twitter.com/aRcdaLu2YF
— I FOLLOW BACK🇺🇸🇳🇬🇬🇧 #BBNaija (@SHANTELJONES76) September 17, 2019
Rihanna made sure her Security guard played Burna Boy’s Ye, and she was singing along to it 🔥🔥🔥🔥
A Rihanna x Burna Boy collab is needed at this point pic.twitter.com/FboOV3WzSa
— JAGS (@EtniesJags) September 17, 2019
— Joey (@Joelxclusive) September 17, 2019
Wow I understand now. Maybe we should just declare today as a public holiday. The day Rihanna vibes to Burna Boy’s song 🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/89sC1uQ9Ae
— Night crawler (@johnpoko_) September 17, 2019
Burna Boy rose to prominence with ‘Like to Party’, his hit single from ‘L.I.F.E’, his debut studio album in 2013.
In July, the award-winning singer had released ‘African Giant’, his long-awaited 2019 album.
He had, prior to the release, said the album was inspired by the outburst that ensued after his name was printed in small fonts on the Coachella Festival lineup.
Last week, the Afro-fusion sensation also called out a fan for not ‘encouraging’ him during his Atlanta show and refunded his money.
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