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How I coined the name Burna Boy – Singer

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Grammy award-winning singer, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has shared a story of how he coined his name.

Speaking in an interview on the popular American programme, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The African Giant said his love for comic books and superheroes led him to his famous name Burna Boy.

He said his stage name was coined from his desire to draw a superhero image of himself he thought about a name and came about Burna Boy.

He noted that he was a comic artiste as a child and liked to draw superheroes.

Burna Boy stated that at a point he decided that he wanted to become a superhero himself instead of drawing the likes of Spiderman. The only name that came to his head was, Burna Boy.

The singer said:

“When I was a kid, I used to draw comic books, I know I don’t look like it but I copied different superheroes like Spiderman, Superman and others. At a point I just wanted my own character, I wanted to be my own superhero where I could draw me as a superhero with the cape. I was trying to come up with a name and all I could think of was Burna Boy.”

The "Last Last" crooner also showed the American TV presenter, Jimmy Fallon, his iconic ‘afro moonwalk’ dance.

Burna Boy said; “The fans call it the afro-moonwalk. It is almost that you are walking forward but you are not really moving.”

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