Damini Ogulu, an Afrofusion singer better known as Burna Boy, has released the visuals to ‘Real Life’, his collaborative track with Stormzy, a British rapper.

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The video, which comes off the track from ‘Twice As Tall‘, his fifth album, was put out on Friday.

In the nearly 6-minute visuals, Burna Boy addresses the gruesome realities of street life, gang attacks among blacks, death, and loss.

Directed by Meji Alabi, ‘Real Life’ starts off with a scene where a group of black boys hanging out along the streets of their neighborhood — before conception, violence, death, and burial play out.

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Burna Boy rose to prominence in 2012 after ‘Like to Party’, the lead single from his debut album. He would later sign with the US’ Bad Habit/Atlantic Records and Warner Music Group.

African Giant’, his fourth album, got him the ‘Album of the Year’ category at the 2019 AFRIMA. He was also nominated for the ‘Best World Music Album’ at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Before releasing ‘Twice As Tall‘, which has earned positive reviews, the singer had said: “Music is a spiritual thing. I’ve never picked up a pen and paper and written down a song in my life.”

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“It all just comes, like someone is standing there and telling me what to say. It’s all according to the spirits. Some of us are put on this earth to do what we do.

“I’m basically continuing the mission I started, building a bridge that leads every black person in the world to come together… Without you having a home base, you can’t be as strong as you are.”

Watch the colourful video below:

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