Nigerian Grammy Award-winner, Damini Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, says that at a point in his life, he had to choose between greatness and death, and that was what led to his recent successes on the global stage.
He made the statement in a recent interview with British GQ Magazine.
The ”Ye” crooner 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.”
Burna Boy also stated that winning a Grammy award broke the mental cycle of people who felt that certain things were unachievable.
He added; “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 self-acclaimed African Giant also noted that he felt he had to think for a whole generation.
“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,” he said.