One of the most celebrated artists and songwriters in Nigeria, Burna Boy has opened up on how he wrote 5 songs for American rapper Drake in one of his albums titled “More Life”.
The singer made this revelation during the listening party for his forthcoming album titled “Outside” which was held on Sunday, January 21st, 2017 at the We´re´ House in Lagos. He spoke on how he met with Drake in London and how their meeting led to them working on the project Drake was working on at the time, which turned out to be an album titled “More Life.”
According to the singer, he worked so hard to ensure that he only delivered quality materials for the projects. He said:
“I worked on 5 new songs for the project, and submitted them all.”
Burna Boy revealed that he got confirmation from Drake and his team that one of the songs he wrote named “More Life” would make it to the project but it came out in a different form on the album and it even went on to be the title of the entire album.
However, the songwriter did not get any credit for writing the song that went on to become so huge that it made the top of the Billboard Hot 200 album chart and broke streaming charts.
Burna Boy was featured on the outro of the album ‘Get It Together’, which was a remake of South African DJ, Black Coffee, and Bucie’s 2010 single Superman.
The new version had UK singer Jorja Smith, singing about fixing a strained relationship. Burna Boy’s More Life was reworked and sampled at the outro of the record and it was entirely different from the version that he had written.
“They told me they had picked it, but when the song came out it was…chopped.” Burna Boy said.
The singer said he has moved on from that episode and stated that the original version of the More Life song he wrote would be on his forthcoming album “Outside,” which is set for release on January 26th, 2018.