Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, the Grammy Award-winning singer, who is popularly known as Burna Boy, recently revealed in an interview with GQ Magazine that at a point in his life, he had to choose between greatness and death.
According to the self-acclaimed African giant, that was what led to his recent successes on the global stage.
“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 also stated that winning a Grammy award broke the mental cycle of people who felt that certain things were unachievable.
“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.”