- Highly-revered Ghanaian author and playwright, Ama Ata Aidoo, has been featured in the latest album of Nigerian Grammy Award nominee, Burna Boy
- The album, Twice As Tall, recognises Ama Aidoo as an advocate in shaping a positive narrative about the African image in the 12th record on the album, Monsters You Made
- Monsters You Made highlights Ama Ata Aidoo's interview she granted about imperialism and its effect on Africa years ago
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Celebrated African literary titan, Ama Ata Aidoo, has been greatly celebrated in the latest 15-track album, Twice As Tall by Nigerian Afrobeat artiste, Burna Boy.
The album, which was released on August 14 and has received worldwide acclaim, recognises Ama Ata Aidoo as an advocate in projecting a positive African image.
Burna Boy acknowledges Ama Aidoo’s contribution in shaping the African narrative in a positive perspective against western narrative that highlights Africa in the context of a poverty-stricken continent.
Monsters You Made, which is the 12th record on Burna Boy's album, Twice As Tall, highlights the shortfalls that accompany white imperialism. It features a 23-second extract of the highly-revered Ama Ata Aidoo’s informed views during an interview she granted on imperialism and its attendant effect on Africa.
In the interview, the Ghanaian author and playwright stated that: ''since we met you people 500 years ago, look at us, we’ve given everything, you’re still taking. In exchange for that we have got nothing. Nothing! And you know it.''
Ata Aidoo granted the interview in 1987 which has now become iconic in the fight towards obliterating the effect of white imperialism.
After so many years, Nigerian and 2020 Grammy Award nominee, Burna Boy, passionately sings: ''You know we come from a place, where people smile, but it is fake, how could they smile if you look around they are surrounded by pain.''
In other news, Legit.ng reported that American music mogul, Sean Combs aka P. Diddy, penned a heartfelt note to Africans after working with Burna Boy on Twice As Tall album.
The 50-year-old star said that Africa had been on his mind for a while and that he had been trying to connect with the motherland until he got a call from Grammy-nominated Nigerian star, Burna Boy.
Diddy added that he was so blessed to have gotten the call and that Burna happens to be the first African artiste he has worked with.
The American star said that he had been trying to unite with Africans through music and that it was important to make it his mission to build a bridge with his brothers and sisters in the motherland because it was what ‘they’ feared the most.
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