What Inspired My Forthcoming Album “I Told Them” – Burna Boy
Grammy-Winning Nigerian Sensation Burna Boy Traces Album Title's Origins to Prophetic Tweets
In a captivating revelation, internationally acclaimed Nigerian music sensation Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has offered a fascinating glimpse into the genesis of his highly anticipated seventh studio album, titled ‘I Told Them.’
The Afro-fusion maestro recently shared an enlightening account of the inspiration behind his forthcoming musical masterpiece during an exclusive interview with the esteemed American media outlet, Complex.
During the interview, Burna Boy delved into the depths of his creative process, unveiling a profound connection between his past thoughts and his current musical achievements.
He disclosed that the album’s intriguing title, ‘I Told Them,’ originated from a spontaneous journey into his own digital history.
Amidst his Twitter timeline, Burna Boy embarked on a retrospective exploration, sifting through his earlier tweets, and stumbled upon a series of posts that foretold the very accomplishments he stands tall with today. This surreal experience sparked an epiphany within the artist, leading him to christen his forthcoming album ‘I Told Them.’
He said, “Them’ in my album title, is anyone that ever didn’t believe [in me] at any point in time.
“The way the name of this album came up is because one random day, I just went on my Twitter [page], and I started scrolling down to my old tweets. I wanted to see what the first tweet I ever tweeted was, for some strange reason.
“And then it just sent me down this rabbit hole, where I’m just looking at everything I ever said. I’m like, wow! It’s crazy. I really did say all these sh*ts that are happening now. And that kind of made me name my album, ‘I Told Them’.
Mark your calendars for a remarkable musical experience as Burna Boy’s ‘I Told Them’ album is set to grace the global stage on Friday, August 25, 2023. As anticipation swells, music enthusiasts worldwide can expect a melodic voyage interwoven with themes of self-belief, triumph over adversity, and the artist’s personal evolution.
But that’s not all; Burna Boy has hinted at an upcoming sequel to this album, promising a continuation of the narrative he’s unveiling with ‘I Told Them.’ As fans eagerly await the unveiling of this musical saga, the enigmatic artist has left us with a tantalizing promise of more to come.
In a realm where music becomes a vessel for personal narratives, Burna Boy’s ‘I Told Them’ stands as a testament to the power of self-fulfilling prophecies and the unyielding spirit of an artist who defies all odds.