Nigerian Dancehall and Afrobeats star, Damini Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy, has demanded the unity of African countries.
The Grammy winner made this call in a recent interview with CNN, noting that African countries may only achieve the respect they seek if they band together.
Burna also said that he wished every country on the continent were using a single passport for international travels.
He added; “It cannot be achieved by the way it’s been going, we’ve been falling for a long time so why not try something new?
“It’s just a wish, maybe a farfetched wish. I wish we had one passport which would make it easier for Africans to travel outside the continent. I wish we could be considered as the United States, like the way America is … (Let’s say) me and you want to go to Spain or wherever on a commercial flight — let’s see who gets in first.”
When asked who should be on the currency of this “United Africa,” Burna said; “On the currency should be people who have had these ideas for generations, who have died with these ideas and have been killed for these ideas. People like Moammar Gadhafi [former leader of Libya who was overthrown and assassinated in 2011] whose everything was about uniting Africa and having one currency, backed by gold.”