As Burna Boy continues to give us hit after hit, we joyously travel down the rabbit hole with him.
’Gbona’ is a politically conscious track, in which Burna Boy subtly addresses the direct relativity of one’s wealth to their respectability. There is also the reminder to enjoy oneself and ’Jeun soke’ when the opportunity presents itself, but always stay sharp. As usual, the messages on the track are delivered with a light tone. The instrumental is very traditional afrobeats, and Burna Boy pays tribute to Fela with one of his popular phrases.
The video, directed by Clarence Peters, is a visual masterpiece that takes us home. Again, we see tributes to Fela with dances commonly associated with his dancers and customes that are a modern adaptation of their style. The visuals work with Burna’s lyrics to reinforce beauty, strength, and resilience.
Watch the Gbona video here: https://youtu.be/h7WfPHHXCAY
Listen to Audio here: https://burna.lnk.to/gbonaMa