Nigerian comedian and musician, Basketmouth, took to his socials on August 27th to announce that his third studio album is ready for release. Get all the gist here.

His third album

First it was Yabasi in 2020, one of the year’s best Nigerian releases. A year and two months later, he put out his second LP, Horoscope (2022), and he was lauded for it too. Barely 21 months after that, UBURU, his third music project, is locked in and ready to launch. We hope a trifecta will be achieved with the new album.


“Uburu” is an Igbo word that means “brain”, which may mean only the best heads made this album. Subtle title; bold statement.

Out in October 

UBURU is set to drop in October 2023. But Basketmouth hasn’t given an exact day yet.

Album art

Yabisi featured a cut onion on the cover. Horoscopes had horoscope symbols. UBURU shows Basketmouth’s face with his heated brain hovering over it. 

One producer

UBURU‘s production credit goes to one person, Duktor Sett — the same talented man who cooked all the beats on Yabasi and Horoscopes

This one-man producer formula looks to be working great for Basketmouth and his team.

The line-up choke

Basketmouth listed out some of the brains who’ve contributed to UBURU, in a video he posted on August 28, 2023. Expect features like Reminisce, BOJ, Lojay, Laycon, Timi Dakolo, Falz and frequent collaborator, Duncan Mighty.

An album for everyone

Based on this line-up, we can say UBURU will have music for fans of rap, afrobeats, alté, dancehall and R&B alike.



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