Grammy Winning Rapper Burna Boy Pays Tribute To Michael Jordan In Latest Music Video

Published 03/25/2021, 11:10 PM EDT
1 March 2010: Charlotte Bobcats part owner Michael Jordan watches the Charlotte Bobcats play the Dallas Mavericks during an NBA basketball game at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 1, 2010. Jordan has agreed to buy the Charlotte Bobcats. (Photo by Chris Keane/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)


Michael Jordan is arguably to greatest to ever play the game of basketball. Ever since his debut in the NBA, MJ became an instant icon and a superstar unlike no one had ever seen.

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With Jordan’s rising popularity, then NBA commissioner David Stern truly capitalised on it and expanded the league to an international audience. Understandably, everyone loved Jordan and given his massive popularity, MJ left his mark all across the world.

This was evident in the wild reactions all around the world when Netflix released ‘The Last Dance‘ series. Jordan remains as one of the most loved basketball players in the world and is still considered the GOAT by many.

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Grammy Winner Burna Boy pays tribute to Michael Jordan

In 2020, Nigerian rapper Burna Boy created history by becoming the first Grammy winner of the Best Global Music category for his album Twice as Tall. In its one hour run-time, the album consisted of a total of 15 songs. One of the most iconic songs from the album was ’23.’

Inspired by ‘His Airness‘, the song garnered attention with the lyric, “The music make me feel like B Jordan, Now I understand why they say there’s enough space.” 

With the song already released in the month of August, fans were eagerly waiting for the music video.

After a wait of almost seven months, the 29-year-old finally released the official music video for the song. Directed by Clarence Peters, the video is full of MJ references, mainly featuring Jordan’s iconic number 23 jersey.

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The video is not only an homage to MJ, but a tribute to honor Women’s History month. It is evident from the cast of the video which shows four different women with different goals in life and how they are trying to make it to the top.

Understandably, the video also featured people aspiring to be basketball players at the highest level. The Burna Boy track is certainly a breath of fresh air and is quite different from another song titled ’23’ by Miley Cyrus.

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It seems anything that Jordan is part of becomes an amazing thing to watch. How much would you rate Burna Boy’s single 23?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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