Naijazzy updates: Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu akab is currently the buzz of the moment following his latest feature in the spring/summer issue of international men’s magazine, GQ Style.
The music star sat down with Lola Ogunnaike in an interesting interview and had a lot to say about his journey to the top. For the feature, the self-acclaimed African Giant was beautifully captured by photographer, Prince Gyasi, in a series of images that showed his essence as one of the biggest artists yet from Africa.
Ogunnaike had noted how she had learned that the singer was not a fan of interviews and it became evident barely minutes into their chat. He had also disclosed that to her that he found interviews to be more stressful than going on tours.
During the interview with the GQ writer, Burna Boy maintained that he is not a fan of being compared to the late legendary musician, Fela Kuti.
According to him, no one in their right frame of mind would compare him to Fela.
“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,” the one-time Grammy nominee said.
Speaking on his journey to success, the talented musician explained how he had to take the hard way to success unlike some of his colleagues that had it going easy for themselves.
Burna Boy said:
“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.”