Akwa Ibom born and Lagos bred Nigerian Afrobeats singer Daniel Benson, popularly known as BNXN, formerly Buju, has released his latest single, titled ‘Pray,’ accompanied by a TG Omori directed video.
The song is a melodic thanksgiving that shines a light on BNXN’s struggles as he tries to break into the music industry and the second verse celebrates his accomplishments so far.
That second verse is what has had Nigerian twitter raving, as a lot of fans point out that the ‘Feeling’ singer sounded a lot like a rapper on the verse, as he employed the use of double time couplet rhyme schemes on the verse that goes:
“just duppy two shows, killed that on the same night
The same night I was thinking ’bout date nights
With shawty and you know it’s her favorite
Her fine face and her body on skin tight
Skin tight so you know it all fits right
Man this year I was giving them fist fights
Fighting all my demons at midnight
While blowing bare gas through my windpipe
I told ’em not to sleep on my shit, right?
Now I’m at the O2 past midnight
I’m playing two nights and I’m outside
Feels right and you know it all feels right”
BNXN before blowing up as an Afrobeats artist, like quite a number of some of his colleagues in the genre—started out as a rapper.
Some other Afrobeats artists today who began their careers as rappers include Fireboy, Burna Boy, Victony, Omah Lay, Rema, Swayvee etc.
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