Damini Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, a Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer, has remarked that many Nigerians do not believe he is on the same level as American music giants. According to Citi News, the ‘Stand Tall’ singer made the claim in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. The musician expressed disappointment because Nigerians frequently rank rising American rappers ahead of him due to the method in which he speaks about problems.
According to the self-proclaimed ‘African Giant,’ his upcoming album titled ‘I Told Them’ is a response to critics who have tried to discredit him both at the start of his career and today. Burna Boy also recalled how American songs used to dominate the playlists of Nigerian media outlets, but the advent of Afrobeat has changed everything.
“To this day, there’s many Nigerians who can tell you an American rapper who just started their career, and they’ll say they’re bigger than Burna Boy. They don’t understand it. They’ll say, ‘There’s no way someone who talks like me, can even be on the same level as an American artist.”
Meanwhile, Bella Shmurda, a Nigerian singer, has stated that he dislikes pursuing individuals for collaboration. In response to a query about performing a feature with Grammy-winner Burna Boy, the 27-year-old revealed in a recent interview with Cool FM that he does not chase people since he believes that even if an artist has the name, he is more talented. The new parent further stated that he is not threatened by new musicians and that no one can replace him.