Grammy award winning Nigerian singer, Damilola Ogulu popularly known by his stage name Burna Boy, is the cover star for GQ Magazine.
The singer disclosed that he chose to be the greatest artiste after his several collaborations with Foreign African artistes. To him, he either had to strive harder or face death.
The singer made this revelation during his interview with the Magazine. He said he had to make a tough decision between being the greatest artiste and having it all or facing death. His decision to choose the former made him a workaholic as he had a goal to reach.
“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”.
He further revealed that his grammy win brought light to Africans as it made them believe there is no limit to what they can do. He said his mindset has been reoriented as he now thinks about people more than himself. He now realises daily that things are way bigger than him.
“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.
Everyday, 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”.