In this age of social activism, Burna Boy’s Kel P produced Another Story is undoubtedly one of the tracks that stood out on his fourth studio album, African Giant not only because it shed light on a backstory clouding the birth of Nigeria or employed the infallible skills of Ghana’s M.anifest but because in times of uncertainty like this, the truth according to Burna Boy really is what will set us free. Months after the album’s release and hours before Nigeria’s independence, came the Clarence Peters directed video for Another Story.
Symbolic of a myriad of the factors that have stunted our growth, the video begins with a metaphorical display of pupils in a class watching Jide Olanrewaju’s History of Nigeria while blinded by greed and corruption among other factors that have plagued the development of this country. The scene of the pupils in a classroom among others are indicators of how Nigeria as a nation is blind to the circumstances surrounding its growth and relevance.
Not only do Burna Boy and M.anifest deliver stunning performances, they build on the work artists like Jesse Jagz on A Royal Niger Company started to shed light on the hidden factors behind the ruins of Nigeria.