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This YouTube “Spotlight Story” Documentary on Burna Boy’s Rise to Success is a Must Watch

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Produced by YouTube Music, this Artist Spotlight Story looks back on Burna Boy, (real name Damini Ogulu)’s rise to international success.

From borrowing beats off video games to producing earth-shattering afro-beat anthems, the film revisits his journey from his Nigerian upbringing to taking root in Brixton.

Directed by Maceo Frost, the spotlight reflects on Ogulu’s inspiration as a songwriter and celebrates his energy as a performer.

The 18-minute documentary was launched at an exclusive watch party recently and tells the story of the rise of AfroBeats and the role YouTube has played, through Burna Boy’s eyes. Additionally, the video sees Burna Boy and his manager, Bose Ogulu (who just happens to be his mum), sharing some of his coming-of-age stories.

Watch it below.