Burna Boy Makes History as First African Artiste to Reach No.1 on India Charts! (See Details)

Miclenz Kimbiblog
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It is no surprise that Burna Boy, the top Nigerian Afrobeats singer, has achieved a new milestone on the international music scene. Recently his contribution to “Mera Na bu” by late Indian rapper, Sidhu Moose Wala, went on to peak at Number 1 on India’s Music chart.

This makes him the second African and Nigerian artiste after Rema to ever appear on the Billboard India Songs chart.

It wrote; “Mera Na” by (@iSidhuMooseWala,@burnaboy & @steelbanglez) debuts at; 1 on Billboard India Songs”

“Mera Na” is a lighthearted and upbeat collaboration between two emerging music genres that were unlikely to cross paths in the past. The song was released posthumously on April 7, 2023, and features the African Giant himself, Burna Boy, and Steel Banglez, a British music composer and producer. This song has propelled Burna Boy’s career, as it went on to reach the 14th spot on Billboard Canadian Hot 100 and debuted at 102 on Billboard Global 200 in the United States.

Burna Boy being the African Giant he is, has been steadily climbing the international music scene since his debut single in 2009 and has since earned himself a huge fan following. He became recognized world-wide for his 2019 album African Giant which made him name and won him the Grammy Award of 2021.

It is so inspiring to see a young artist from Nigeria make it globally. Burna Boy has definitely opened up doors for African artists, showing the world that African music has immense talent and can compete globally. We can only hope for more international collaborations to continue to expand the world of music and introduce us to a variety of genres from all corners of the world.

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