As Burna boy puts Grammy and BRIT Awards loss behind him, recording new wins has been his focus.
The Afrobeat artiste taking up his newest achievement for whom it may concern to notice, has reopend the Fela-Afrobeat and “I’m the best” saga that we thought has become secondary to him.
The singer who was featured in the Spring/summer issue of international Men’s Magazine, GQ style, took a step forward from that, to show that he is the buzz of the town now.
Having celebrated his GQ sytle feature, the African Gaint plunged into the Fela’s case while in what seem like a call out, compared himself with other artiste in the industry in an interview with Lola Ogunnaike, a GQ writer.
Speaking about his journey to stardom, the music star who was dashingly photographed to project him as indeed ‘ahead’ of other stars in africa, revealed ho-ha that he does not like being compared to Fela Anikulapo Kuti as he is not his mate.
Quoting Burna inter alia, he said:
“Fela is my inspiration and my childhood hero, so if you think comparing me to Fela is honorable, 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,”
Having put things straight on that, Burna went ahead to put things in perspective regarding his journey in the industry, asserting that he went through alot to get to where he is now.
In his words, he said he had to take the hard way to success unlike some of his colleagues who had things going for them.
See his words:
“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. I’ve always been too heavy for that kind of elevator, so I had to take the stairs. Now I know every floor and everything on every floor”.
Did other stars in the industry all had things going for them?
Anyway, now things have been put straight, there isn’t a Burna- Fela case anymore.
But, what do you think is up with Burna Boy always wanting to have “other people” in his talks?
Is he feeling inferior to others stars, abi why the comparism?
Well, we believe in all that he stands for and congratulate him on his wins continentally and internationally.