Nigerian Afro-fusion singer-songwriter Buju’s story is one of learning to embrace his own talent. “I had written out a poem, and had [the line] ‘Beauty Under Just Understood’,” the artist born Daniel Benson tells Apple Music. “I tried to look up the acronym, B-U-J-U. I found that it means ‘breadfruits’; it’s also a nickname given to chubby kids. At the time I was also really hooked on [Jamaican artist] Buju Banton, who’s a legend. It relates to me as a nickname, and everything.” It’s a journey that’s paid off, leading Buju to deliver a slow but steady stream of singles, from 2018’s “Catch a Vibe” and 2019’s “Energy”, to appearances alongside Zlatan (“Spiritual”), and 2021 collaborations with Wizkid (“Mood”), LADIPOE (“Feeling”), Blaqbonez and Amaarae (“Bling”), and Savage (“Confident”), followed by his debut EP.