Grammy-winning king of Afro-fusion Burna Boy is the latest cover star for the Evening Standard Magazine’s weekly issue. The superstar gets candid with the British publication about the desire to escape the hectic confines of his life, London being his second home, his discussion with P Diddy and much more.

Burna looks extra dapper on the cover, wearing a brown JORDANLUCA set paired with a tie and dye coat from British-Nigerian fashion brand MONAD.

Read excerpts from the interview below:

On releasing an album soon

Nah, they need to miss me a bit. ‘I’ll keep it real with you, I did want to drop an album, was working, and as always the music was coming, but I just thought: Why am I even doing this and what am I trying to prove? So, I’m chilling.

On his charity and setting up funds for the EndSARS victims:

It was a very weird time. I started getting phone calls: People wanna know why you’re not involved. Why are you not saying anything? But, as soon as I heard something I jumped into action. That’s who I am. I’ve been through so much at the hands of people that none of this is a surprise to me. You have to understand this: I realised, very early on, that if you’re fighting for someone then use only one hand. One to fight and the other to defend yourself from the person you’re fighting for!

Click here for the full cover story on the Evening Standard magazine.


Photography: @ruthossaistudio
Styling: @jessicaskeetecross
Interview: @teftobz
Set design: @ruthossaistudio Luke Kene and Timisola Shasanya
Hair: Jasmine Dale
Digital and lighting technician: Ryan Coleman
Stylist’s assistant: Benjamin Carnall