Burna Boy’s Grammy nominated album, Twice As Tall is rife with personality definers, and Way Too Big, is one that’s highly relatable and quite frankly, a fan favorite. Today, months, after he shared the video for the Stormzy, assisted Real Life, another track that’s reflective of the reality of a myriad of black men, he shows off his Grammy award magnet in the video for Way Too Big.
Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ moniker is one that’s highly contested in today’s media but this past year, he has proven by way of content, affiliations, and recognitions that he’s indeed an African sourced force to be reckoned with. It’s this narrative he brings to life with the help of Meji Alabi in the dramatic video which opens up to a scene of a child, revering a figure we glean at the end is a statue of Burna Boy.
In the video, Burna Boy is flanked by everyone important and instrumental to his growth so far. Shots of CD versions of his earlier released tapes are juxtaposed with others of him signing his Beats deal and sitting atop a Star billboard, a reel that alludes to his explosive growth.
Way Too Big is a rhythmic Burna Boy story a lot of people can relate to and with this video, he gives us more reasons to appreciate his come-up and by extension, yearn for more.