Award-winning singer, Damini Ogulu popularly known by his stage name as Burna Boy revealed that American singer, Toni Braxton gets 60 percent earnings from his hit song, ‘Last last’.
Burna Boy made this known during his latest interview with the Million Dollar Worth of Game podcast.
Burnaboy said it was his idea and he always wanted to sample Toni Braxton’s 2000 R&B hit, ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough’ and he eventually got music producer Chopsticks to make it happen.
He added that although Toni Braxton gets 60% of the royalties from the single, he was fine with it as his only concern was making a great song.
He said, “It was actually my idea to be honest. I just wanted to use that sample and I knew Chopstix could do something crazy with it. I just pointed that shit out and he took it from there. That’s one of the most creative processes ever.
But she is taking 60 percent of the shit. I’m not complaining. Hopefully, she even comes out to one of the shows”.
Burna’s revelation created a buzz on Twitter especially;
Sakpo, The Lucifer commented: “Burna said Toni Braxton gets 60% of Last Last Royalties cos of the sample. Atlantic definitely gets at least 30 – 35% of the Royalties cos of the heavy promo & playlists they gave the song, leaving Burna’s earnings at less than 10%. The desperation to get a Global hit”.
Big Derah : “Burna Boy said Toni Braxton is taking 60% of whatever he makes from Last Last, how much will Atlantic take? Then how much will he make? Lol”.
___FLYING360 : “Burna Boy didn’t hide. He truthfully spike about the % cut to Toni Braxton for Last Last. It’s a big song and it will go down as one of the biggest Afrobeats song, he’ll get more bookings, more deals. Watch the space. If you don’t know shit about risk to reward ratio. SHUT YO”.
Since its release, ‘Last Last’ has enjoyed global attention and success. The singer confirmed that the song was indeed a break up song, which was inspired from his broken relationship with his British ex girlfriend, Stefflon Don, with emphasis on the line, “She manipulate my love”.