Story of Song The stories behind the hits Novellic
Lyric Music
*The copyright for the cover art for album “I Told Them…” by the artist Burna Boy is believed to belong to the labels Atlantic, Spaceship & Bad Habit, or the graphic artist(s).

City Boys

Burna Boy

Album I Told Them…

“City Boys” is the tenth track from Nigerian singer and songwriter Burna Boy and his seventh album I Told Them…”which was released on the 24th August 2023 through Spaceship, Bad Habit and Atlantic Records.

The song features a snippet of J Hus, a British rapper talking about his looks and his success with woman at the beginning and end of the song. Throughout the song, Burna Boy explores the depths and reach of his wealth, his success with women and his relationship with marijuana. The song also samples the 2009 hit “Birthday Sex” from Jeremiah.

The music video was released via Burna Boy’s YouTube channel on the 22nd September 2023. In one month, the video had almost 17 million views.

Read the lyrics to “City Boys” here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing (23rd October 2023). 

Added by infostoryofsong

  • Share:

Release Date

24th August 2023


Jeremy Felton, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Keith Eric James, Michael Abram Schultz, Robert Laukkanen & Santeri Kauppinen


Mds & Ruuben


Spaceship, Bad Habit & Atlantic Records

Chart Rankings

- #70 in Canada - #27 in France - #143 on the Billboard Global 200 - #44 in Ireland - #4 & #14 on various charts in the Netherlands - #58 in Sweden - #24 in Switzerland - #1, #5 & #17 on various charts in the UK - #20 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles *All chart rankings accurate at the time of publishing (23rd October 2023).

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *