Burna Boy performs at Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California.
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Just before Nigeria’s Independence Day, award-winning Afro-fusion singer Burna Boy released a video for his song, “Another Story,” which recounts the events surrounding the country’s freedom from British rule.The video, featuring Ghanaian rapper and songwriter M.anifest, was released Monday. The country celebrates its 59th year of independence on Tuesday.”In 1900, Britain officially assumed responsibility for the administration of the whole of what we now know as Nigeria from the Niger company. And then gradually over the years, British protectorates were established throughout the territory. In 1914, the protectorates were amalgamated into one Nigeria,” a narrator reads at the beginning of the video.
It shows Nigerians wearing black blindfolds with the words “corruption,” “violence” and “greed” written across them, calling out problems that plagued the country around the time it broke free from British rule on October 1, 1960.Burna Boy and M.anifest then talk about the country’s current political situation, mentioning failed promises from Nigerian leaders.”They want make we all enter one corner, shebi o / ‘Cause e be lie them dey tell me since I was a baby o / All the times them go promise and fail o,” Burna Boy sings.