Grammy-winning Nigerian artist Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, recently offered insights into the animosity he faces within the music industry. Addressing the reasons behind the negativity directed towards him, Burna Boy attributed it to a perceived sense of inferiority among his peers, asserting that he lacks equals in his field.
The revelation was conveyed through a post on Burna Boy’s social media platform, accompanied by a photograph of himself. In the post, he stated, “Hated by my inferiors for having no superiors,” shedding light on the dynamics of the criticism he receives from fellow musicians.
He has consistently expressed his belief that he encounters animosity from fellow Nigerians. This sentiment is further explored in his recent album, “I Told Them,” particularly in the track titled “Thank You,” where he suggests that despite consistently bringing honor to the country, his efforts are not adequately recognized.
One of the grievances mentioned by Burna Boy is the spread of rumors within Nigeria, including insinuations about his mother’s involvement as one of the dancers of the late Afrobeat giant Fela Kuti.
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