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  • Summary: The fourt full-length studio release for the Nigerian artist features guest appearances from Jeremih, Angelique Kidjo, M.anifest, Damian Marley, Serani, Jorja Smith, and Zlatan.
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  1. Jul 31, 2019
    90
    A swaggering, electric, and passion-fueled statement that lives up to the towering persona being put forth at its outset. ... African Giant is easily Burna Boy’s most cohesive and strongest project, with even the diverse list of guest stars—from Damien Marley to Nigerian rapper Zlatan to Jeremih and Future—being used expertly without overkill. Burna Boy is the true star at the center.
  2. Aug 1, 2019
    83
    The album is a splendid hour of jams, both personal and political, that never sacrifices its bewitching groove even when it’s dressing down corrupt officials. African Giant is more cohesive, more robust in sound, and significantly broader than his previous music.
  3. 80
    He empowers all to be ‘African Giants’ on an all-over entertaining album, demonstrating that he’s one for his people.
  4. Jul 29, 2019
    80
    Burna Boy’s fourth album lands in this powerful spotlight, continuing the singer’s boundary-hopping mixture of laid-back Caribbean swagger, Fela Kuti swing and multilingual communiques on a range of concerns.
  5. Jul 29, 2019
    70
    African Giant is a cohesive piece of work. The tracks have a subtle dancehall theme which threads through them. 19 tracks may have been too ambitious in this case but Burna Boy is an example of why African music is gaining popularity and becoming more mainstream.
  6. Jul 29, 2019
    60
    The sometimes quite retro Afro-pop production can get generic though, when repeated across 19 tracks – the bright, throbbing electronic backing for Destiny makes you long for a bit more breadth – and the English language lyrics can lapse into rap cliche.
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  1. Aug 18, 2020
    10
    Cet album est un magnifique condensé des nouvelles et des anciennes sonorités de l'afrobeat. Les samples du roi, Fela Kuti sont biensCet album est un magnifique condensé des nouvelles et des anciennes sonorités de l'afrobeat. Les samples du roi, Fela Kuti sont biens réfléchies et apportent beaucoup de profondeur à l'album. L'aspect politique est aussi crucial car il ramène une touche de réflexion et d'intelligence à l'album. Cette fois on ne fait pas que danser mais on pense aussi. Et cela fait du bien. Il mérite bien son 10/10 Expand
  2. Aug 13, 2020
    10
    From L.I.F.E there is a somewhat peculiar progression to his music as well as his international stardom.The more he dwells into moreFrom L.I.F.E there is a somewhat peculiar progression to his music as well as his international stardom.The more he dwells into more introspective content in his music whether it be politics it would only make sense if his audience diminished however this is not the case and i love it Expand
  3. Jul 30, 2019
    7
    Not as ambitious as "Outside" LP.... He still have more to prove that he is indeed an African giant.. But still FELA KUTI would be proud thatNot as ambitious as "Outside" LP.... He still have more to prove that he is indeed an African giant.. But still FELA KUTI would be proud that he is carry his "afrobeat" legacy... Expand