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Nigeria’s Burna Boy Makes It On YouTube Music’s ‘Artiste On The Rise’ List

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Nigerian Afrobeat and Dancehall star Burna Boy is on cloud 9 after being featured as ‘Artiste On The Rise’ by YouTube Music.

This news comes after he received a plaque following a sold out show at the O2 Arena in the United Kingdom. 

Burna boy mostly known for songs like ‘Gbona’, ‘Sekkle Down’, and ‘Rock Yo Body’ among others is considered a global artist who leads a new generation of Afrobeat stars by making waves not just in Nigeria but to Africa and beyond.

On the achievement, Burna Boy said, “I am extremely honoured to have been chosen as the #Artistontherise by You tube, Africa to the world.”

YouTube is currently running a three month campaign that features Burna boy as a global ‘Artist On The Rise’. On October 22nd, his ‘Ye’ song’s video off his new album ‘Outside’ was played on the big screens at Times Square, USA sponsored by YouTube music.

Artist on the Rise is an initiative by YouTube Music that seeks to promote diversity in music and to connect artists and their fans from all corners of the world in their YouTube spaces.

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