Burna Boy revealed in an interview that Toni Braxton, an American R&B singer, receives 60% of the royalties from his latest hit, ‘Last Last.’ Burna Boy said this while answering questions about how the song came to be on a podcast.
The Grammy winner claimed that he had long wanted to sample Toni Braxton’s vocals to her 2000 R&B song ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough,’ and he eventually convinced music producer Chopsticks to do so.
The Afrobeats megastar also claimed that, while Toni Braxton receives 60% of the royalties from the record, he was fine with it because his main objective was creating a fantastic song.
The hit song last last was Produced by Ruuben, MD$, Off & Out & Chopstix, and also written by Chopstix, Rodney Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, James Malcolm Olagundoye, Harvey Mason Jr., Fred Jerkins III.
The revelation caused a stir on Twitter after the video posted by @Nateusborne went viral.
Since its release, ‘Last Last’ has enjoyed wide success both in Nigeria and internationally and it’s the song’s popularity that contributed to shock the revelation generated on social media.
While he a successful digital artist, his live performances account for a significant portion of his earnings. Burna Boy with discography and statesmanship that has helped him sell out venues across Europe, wouldn’t mind foregoing a portion of his streaming money if it meant releasing fantastic singles.