“I have to think of a whole generation before I think of myself”- Singer Burna boy

Grammy Award-winning singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy, has talked about how he carries everyone first before himself, he also spoke on how he was able to achieve his recent successes on the global stage.

Speaking in a recent interview with GQ Magazine, he said, “Following several collaborations with foreign artistes of African heritage, I just made up my mind that I wanted it all. I wanted to be the greatest. That’s when it hit me really hard that I had to do it. It was that or death.

I was not celebrating because of myself. It was almost as if I had broken a mental cycle of our people. Our people had been very mentally oppressed to feel like they could not do certain things, and that certain things were unreachable. Every day, I realise more that things are bigger than me. I have to think for a lot of people – basically a whole generation – before I think of myself.”