Others took elevator to get to top, I didn’t – Burna Boy

Burna Boy

Singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has stated that he had to go through ‘never-ending steps’ in his career to get to where he is today.

The 28-year-old said this in an interview with US-based GQ Magazine published on Wednesday.

“Unlike a lot of other people, I’ve had to go through never-ending steps to get here, whereas other people have taken the elevator up,” he said.

The ‘Ye’ singer also deflected comparisons between him and the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, because according to him, it is not an honourable thing to do.

He said: “I don’t think anybody in their right mind would compare me to Fela…Fela is my inspiration and my childhood hero, so if you think comparing me to Fela is honourable, it’s actually not…It actually makes me feel weird. Fela was Fela, and if it wasn’t for Fela, there probably wouldn’t be any me, so I don’t understand the comparison.”

In February, while responding to criticism over his comments about being the best Afrobeat singer since the days of Fela, Burna Boy said nobody paved the way for him, alleging that some Nigerian artistes paid the West for their music to be accepted.

“Lol. Nobody paved shit for me. Everybody dey find them own. I bin out here, if you knew the way they made us look weak by begging and paying the western world to like us you will see that no table was set and I’m the one that brought you the respect you currently enjoy,” Burna had tweeted.