On Monday night (September 12), Burna Boy appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” where he performed a lively rendition of his latest single “Last Last,” a Toni Braxton-inspired track that has gained widespread success around the world. He gave viewers a small preview of what he can expect the next time he performs on stage with his backing band.
Aside from his brief performance, Burna Boy spoke with Fallon about a variety of topics. The topics covered included the above-mentioned song and his most recent body of work, Love, Damini. A few times during the presentation, he explained to the audience the origins of his now legendary name:
This may sound strange, but I used to illustrate comic books and things like that (laughs). Even though it doesn’t look like it, I used to draw comic books and copy Spider-Man and Superman. After a while, I wanted my own. It was my dream to be my own superhero, so I could draw myself as a superhero wearing a cape and everything. The only name that came to my mind when I was trying to come up with one was Burna Boy (laughs).
Love, Damini, released in July, contains 19 tracks, as well as additional contributions from artists such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, J Hus, Vict0ny, Popcaan, Blxst, Kehlani, Ed Sheeran, J Balvin, and Khalid. It climbed both the Billboard 200 and the UK Albums charts to reach the number two position, proving a critical and commercial success. As well as “Last Last,” Love, Damini also featured well-received drops, including “Kilometre” and “For My Hand.”