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Shakira: I love Burna Boy

Colombian singer and songwriter, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known professionally as Shakira, has professed admiration for Afrobeats and African music. She specifically highlighted fondness for…

Colombian singer and songwriter, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known professionally as Shakira, has professed admiration for Afrobeats and African music.

She specifically highlighted fondness for Nigerian sensation Burna Boy as well as South African star Tyla.

Speaking in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, she disclosed that she is a huge fan of African music.

The Hips Don’t Lie’ crooner described her music taste as eclectic, honest and real.

“If I could explain my taste in music in three words, I would say eclectic, honest and real.

“I love anything Afrobeats. I like Tyla, I like Burna Boy, anything Afrobeats. But I love Burna so much,” she said.

Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira has been referred to as the “Queen of Latin Music”

She sampled an African song ‘Zangaléwa’, by Cameroonian band Golden Sounds, for her 2010 South Africa World Cup official song, ‘Waka, Waka (This Time For Africa).’

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