Art Direction: Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ Launch

This past July, OkayAfrica hosted an unforgettable listening party powered by Hennessy for Burna Boy’s forthcoming album African Giant at Adults Only in Los Angeles.

I had the distinct pleasure of overseeing the art direction for the party, giving it a “unique, Lagos disco feel fit for the infectious energy permeating the room”. Friends, family and day one fans come out to celebrate with Burna in a lush space, decked out in floral details and customized “Burna bills.”

Burna, with the help of Ghanaian artist Nana Kwabena on the turntables, also ran through several of his deep-cuts. Fellow Ghanaian DJ Mike Abrantie also provided tunes throughout the night.

Check out some of the action below, with photography by Yamarie Mayol and Danny Wonders.