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Burna Boy’s Sister Nissi Returns with a New Single ‘Criminal’



Nissi Criminal Artwork

Following her exciting introduction, with last month’s politically charged single ‘Pay Attention’, which was supported by several leading African online and radio tastemakers, London-based Nigerian musician and painter Nissi, who is also Burna Boy‘s youngest sister, returns with a brand new single titled ‘Criminal’ – the second track from her forthcoming debut EP Downtown, which is scheduled to be released in October.

New single ‘Criminal’ sees Nissi collaborating with producer Cornel Sorian once again, to deliver a rousing Jazz-tinged Funk/R&B offering, backed by lush bass guitar arrangements and glorious horn sections, over which Nissi sings beautifully about “wanting to be a criminal tonight”, and the – sometimes reckless – lengths we often go, for people and things that we are attracted to.

According to Nissi, the inspiration for ‘Criminal’ came from “having conversations with my friends, about how, even though they were in relationships, they have met other people they just had to talk to. Attraction is definitely one experience we have all gone through. This song captures that feeling of wanting something or someone that can make you commit a little crime, just to get your way”.

Listen here:


  1. natasha

    September 14, 2016 at 6:31 am

    she needs to brush up more, nice beat tho,she also needs a voice coach.

  2. Separating Sacred and profane.

    September 14, 2016 at 6:51 am

    So, clearly, with the kind of nudity (cleavage, midriff/belly, etc, so far) and immorality inspiring her music and that her music seeks to inspire “Nissi sings about “wanting to be a criminal tonight”, ” it is NOT one of the Names of the Almighty God that she has adopted as her name. Hopefully?

    • sweet breeze

      September 14, 2016 at 10:06 am

      What language is this?

    • anon123

      September 23, 2016 at 2:33 am

      She didn’t adopt the name. Her parents gave her the name.

  3. Truthservedhot

    September 14, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Very memorable hook. It sticks to your brain and doesn’t leave. The funk/boom box sounds were great but her singing came off rather disjointed in the verses.

  4. Baby gurl

    September 14, 2016 at 9:30 am

    @Natasha she does not need a vocal coach calm down people this is beautiful! This is that Sunday evening jam, that last night of shindig before I begin the annoying week. Lovely tune, go Nissi!

  5. Majestic

    September 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Wow!!! Nissi your sound is different!!!! Breathe of fresh air.

  6. Tosin

    September 14, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Interesting and dramatic. What some people call undercooked sound-wise, but if she has a great visual show and act to go with it, maybe…

  7. tunmi

    September 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Woah…this song is actually very good.

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