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Entertainment of Sunday, 2 May 2021


It was either greatness or death - Burna Boy reveals success story

Damini Ogulu, the Grammy Award-winning singer, popularly known as Burna Boy has shared what led to his recent successes on the global stage.

He revealed in the success story shared on GQ Magazine, that he had to choose between greatness and death.

“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,” he said.

Burna Boy hinted that his Grammy Award was proof that anything is reachable.

“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.”

The singer also noted that “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.”

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