Burna Boy’s ‘Destiny’ Selected For Biden’s Inauguration

by Yinka Akanbi

Ahead of the United States January 20 Inauguration Day, the president-elect, Joe Biden and vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, have released a 46-song playlist to usher in their administration.

Nigeria’s Afrofusion Star, Burna Boy’s song, ‘Destiny’ from his Grammy-nominated album, ‘African Giant’, made the official playlist.

‘Destiny,’ is the singer’s rendition by about the power of providence and divination.

The playlist was curated by American music producer and rapper DJ D-Nice and actress, Issa Rae’s Raedio in partnership with the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Chief executive of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Tony Allen, said: “During a tumultuous year that has kept so many loved ones apart, music has been a consistent vehicle that has kept us connected. Whether you are a country soul, a jazz enthusiast, a hip-hop head, a classical sort, or just love that old-time rock and roll, music clarifies, inspires, unites, and heals.

“These songs and artists reflect the relentless spirit and rich diversity of America. They are the score to a new chapter and will help bring people together as the Biden-Harris administration begins its important work to unite our country.”

Burna Boy has become a regular on the playlists of some high-profile American politicians.

He featured on former US president Barack Obama’s summer playlist alongside fellow Nigerian stars Davido and Wizkid.

The 46-track playlist also include artistes such as: Bill Withers, (‘Lovely Day’), Marvin Gaye (‘Got to Give It Up – Pt. 1’), Bruce Springsteen (‘We Take Care of Our Own’), Kendrick Lamar (‘Now or Never’), Bob Marley & The Wailers (‘Could You Be Loved’), Jill Scott (‘Golden’) and Dua Lipa (‘Levitating’), among others.

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