Comparing me to Fela is not honorable – Burna Boy says in new GQ Style interview Singer Burna Boy recently got featured in the spring/summer issue of GQ Style. The one-time Grammy nominee had a lot to say including his reservation for being compared to Fela Kuti. – Burna Boy also noted that unlike some of his colleagues that took the easy way to success, he had to struggle.
Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy 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.
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.”