SWITZERLAND, AUGUST 14 – Nigerian Hip hop artist and BET Awards winner, Burna Boy was comedian and tv host Trevor Noah’s guest on The Daily Show on Tuesday.
Burna Boy was accompanied by his mom and the way she sticked around the champ all through the show, got Nigerians talking as well.
The Daily Show is an American late-night talk show that piques on satire and self-deprecatory humour to discuss socially and culturally relevant stories. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central.
The show is currently hosted by South African comedian, Trevor Noah and it has won 24 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Burna Boy made appearance alongside Mark Sanford, a former US representative and former Governor of South Carolina.
The ‘African Giant’ performed hit tracks ‘Ye’ and ‘Anybody’, eliciting loud cheers from the audience.
He was dressed in a multicoloured striped outfit, a pair of glasses and a neck full of diamonds while rocking his signature braids.
In an interview with Noah, Burna Boy explained the reasons for his outburst over the Coachella poster in January.
The incident, which birthed the ‘African Giant’ moniker, saw Burna Boy accuse Coachella of disrespecting him by writing his name in small fonts.
Explaining the situation to Noah, he said, “I am looking for my name and I can’t find my name. I am like – am I really performing?
“They had to circle it for me. That’s never happened to me before. I am used to being the African giant.
“I didn’t like it and I expressed myself. Not just for that but so, everyone that comes after me won’t have to go through that,” he said.
Trevor Noah noted that people might not understand Burna Boy’s huge influence as an artist in Nigeria and in Africa, the continent with one of the world’s largest population.
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