Internationally celebrated Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu better known as Burna Boy, has shared his journey to winning a Grammy award.
The ‘On the Low’ hitmaker won the ‘Best Global Music album’ with his ‘Twice As Tall’ album at the 63rd edition of the Grammy after he missed it in the previous edition of the awards in 2020 where he lost it to Benin music legend, Angelique Kidjo.
Speaking to GQ Magazine in an exclusive interview published by Gistreel news, Burna Boy revealed that he had to choose between death and chasing his dream of becoming a Grammy award winner.
Burna Boy espoused that he wants to be the greatest and was determined to go all out and achieve after having collaborated with several foreign artistes of African heritage.
“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 affirmed.
“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.”
Every day, 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.”