Afrobeats sensation Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has expressed his frustration with the persistent skepticism among many Nigerians regarding his worldwide musical prominence compared to American artists.
Renowned for his distinctive musical style and impactful melodies, Burna Boy lamented the tendency of his fellow countrymen to undermine his achievements, often ranking him below emerging American rappers.
Burna Boy revealed that his unconventional musical approach has earned him significant criticism within his homeland.
He noted that his unique sound has led numerous Nigerians to question the plausibility of an artist like him attaining global success beyond the realm of American peers.
“I Told Them…” Album: Burna Boy’s Response to Critics
In a bold move, Burna Boy has announced his upcoming album titled “I Told Them…,” positioning it as a direct response to the detractors and adversaries who have consistently sought to downplay his accomplishments throughout his career.
The album aims to challenge the narratives that have been woven around him and aims to highlight his undeniable impact on the global music scene.
Backlash Over Viral Video: Burna Boy’s Leisure Drive in Lagos
While the artist was away on an extensive international tour, Burna Boy has recently returned to his home country.
A video capturing him leisurely driving his Rolls Royce through the bustling streets of Lagos has gone viral and attracted criticism from certain quarters.
The video has sparked discussions about the display of opulence and the societal implications it carries.
Despite the criticism, Burna Boy appears to be relishing his time back in Nigeria.
The self-proclaimed “African Giant” highlighted the tendency of Nigerians to prioritize up-and-coming American rap artists over his own accomplishments.
Furthermore, Burna Boy pointed out that there has been a notable shift in the music landscape.
While American songs once dominated the playlists of Nigerian media outlets, the rise of afrobeats has reshaped the musical landscape, resulting in a significant change in preferences and trends.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn