Burna Boy’s chart-topper finally has visuals for us to enjoy. Ye is the most successful song of the Outside album and the song hasn’t slowed down one bit; garnering additional numbers internationally with the release of Kanye West’s album; Ye (yes, they’re namesakes).
The very much awaited video directed by Clarence Peters was released on Monday and it already has mixed reviews. Many have described the video as being underwhelming and have called out the video director for sinking deeper into mediocrity. This writer is much inclined to think otherwise as she believes that the video with it many fluorescent lights and over the top outfits and depiction of psychedelia is an accurate interpretation of the song.
Burna Boy stays true to himself while paying homage to Fela, but don’t let me do all the talking; watch the video and enjoy.