Nigerian-bred Burna Boy is staking a claim as one of the biggest stars on the global music scene with his feature spread in the international magazine, GQ, but it’s the photos shot by Ghanian photographer, Prince Gyasi that has everyone talking.
The feature story was written by Lola Ogunnaike, a seasoned journalist with a career as a writer and television correspondent, covering key events in entertainment, popular culture and politics for the New York Times, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, BET, MTV, VH1 and Al Jazeera.
An all-African crew worked on the project and were acknowledged by the ‘ON THE LOW’ hitmaker who spoke about his future in the article.
An all African Team worked on this spread btw. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU KILLED IT! 🦍🖤 https://t.co/NYOOxITxLw
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) March 4, 2020
The trending and colourful photos of the GQ spread were taken in Ikoyi, Lagos by Ghanaian photographer, Prince Gyasi.
Born, Prince Gyasi Nyantakyi, the 25-year-old Ghanaian international visual artist has exhibited in the Seattle Contemporary Art Fair, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Artsy & Context Art Miami and pulse Contemporary Art Fair (Art Basel Miami) and the Investec Capetown Art Fair in South Africa.
In December 2018, he was commissioned by Apple Inc. to work on a project in Ghana titled A Great Day In Accra to push the Hiplife music genre in Ghana to the world. In this project, he shot Ghanaian hiplife musicians like Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Reggie Rockstone, Joey B among others.
See his amazing work on Burna Boy below.
The full feature story will appear in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of GQ Style with the title “Global Giant.”
PHOTO CREDIT: GQ STYLE