Award-winning artist Burna Boy wastes no time in releasing the anticipated visuals to “Onyeka” off his “Twice As Tall” album, released in August 2020. The music video marks the fifth video release from the internationally acclaimed album, falling in line with previous videos for “Wonderful”, “Monsters You Made’,” “Real Life (ft. Stormzy)” and “Way Too Big.”
Produced by Telz, one of the Wonderboyz of the Spaceship Collective, “Onyeka” fuses elements like the saxophone and drums into the melody, creating an indelible harmony. The Afrofusion pioneer Burna Boy serves swag, body and angles in this easily relatable video full of retro West African vibes. He teams up with a familiar love interest to take us back to simpler days of uncomplicated romance in good old-fashioned West African style.
Shot in Ghana, “Onyeka” is a celebration of modern-day highlife, which is the basis of this visual, with good vibes and authenticity that is uniquely West African. This video is sure to put a smile on your face and warm your heart, as once again Burna outdoes himself. It is unscripted and undiluted, creating a storyline that is awesome to watch and pleasing to the soul. Everything is natural in this visual; from the popular West African modes of travel – ‘okadas’, buses and bicycles, to children playing outside and lovers in the streets, these elements make this video a sensational work of art.
This classic and fan favorite song also holds a special place in black women’s hearts, celebrating black queens everywhere.