Burna Boy – Sittin’ On Top Of The World

Burna Boy is “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” when it comes to his romantic life, and even more so when it comes to his professional life. The Nigerian musician has gone from being one of Africa’s favorite artists to a global powerhouse whose music is as anticipated as the next installment in the James Bond franchise.

It may be the middle of the year, but “Sittin’ On Top Of The World’s” release marks the start of Burna Boy’s musical year. It was teased heavily by the artist on his socials, with audio clips of the song and even videos offering glimpses into the accompanying music video.

“(I’m just tryna be me) Go, go ahead, it’s your time, baby / It’s your time, baby, get wild, baby (I’m just tryna be me) / That’s the difference when you’re my baby / That’s how it is when you’re (Sittin’ on top of the world),” he sings in the chorus, using his signature low-note to tell listeners how he plans to shower his lover with so many fine things. He even promised to give his lover “anything” she wants – with an emphasis on “anything.”

The new single follows his smash RIAA-certified platinum 2022 hit, “Last Last.” Since then, Burna Boy has been busy with a tour promoting his sixth studio album, LOVE, DAMINI. We’ve seen him take the stage at Coachella, Dreamville Music Festival, Afro Nation Miami, the 2023 NBA All-Star Game halftime show, and Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Vol. 4 show. He’s already performed sold-out shows in Paris and is set to grace London next to perform headlining shows and even co-headline the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick-Off Show on June 10th. With all these big things happening for him, no wonder he feels like he’s “Sittin’ On Top Of The World.”

The music video – officially a lyric video – is sort of like a vlog that shows him in the recording studio, on stage, or just generally making big career moves. It ends with a woman listing his many achievements, which include performing at the Billboard Music Awards for the first time and playing at Madison Square Garden.

The song samples Brandy’s 1998 hit “Top Of The World,” featuring Mase, so if it sounds nostalgic and familiar, that’s why. Produced by Skread, “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” broadens Burna Boy’s musical horizon, as he embraces the classic ’90s sample while maintaining his genre-defining Afro-fusion roots. In addition to this, the 31-year-old megastar is set to make history when he takes the stage at Citi Field in NYC on July 8, 2023, making him the first Nigerian artist to headline a stadium in the US.

 

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  • Nmesoma Okechukwu

    Nmesoma Okechukwu is an entertainment journalist, editor and freelance writer. She covers pop culture, music, lifestyle, literature, movies, and environmental preservation. Nmeso's work ranges from writing profiles, essays and features for various online and print publications to doing commercial copywriting, musician bios and press releases, editorial consulting, live interviews and video production. You can also find her interviewing talents, campaigning for the preservation of the natural environment and championing the eradication of extreme poverty.