Burna Boy lists five artistes who impacted his career


Burna Boy

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has listed top Nigerian music artistes who impacted his career.

The self-acclaimed African Giant paid tributes to the musicians while responding to a question raised by a fan during a recent Instagram live session with his fans.

Burna Boy mentioned 2Baba, Timaya, D’banj, Larry Gaaga, and Wande Coal as the artistes he respects in the music industry.

The Grammy winner described Timaya as “my number one OG who showed me brotherly love”. He also recalled his encounter with Timaya in 2012 and the advice he received from him.

The ‘Last Last’ hitmaker revealed that D’banj paid for ‘Won Da Mo’ visuals in 2013 while praising 2Baba for his “musicality”.

The 32-year-old singer also hailed Larry Gaaga for “standing by me in my dark times” and then mentioned Wande Coal.

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“The only OGs I can say, wey be say did some sh*ts that were impactful for me, number one Timaya. Because that is the nigga that always showed me like this guy you be…,” he said.

“Bro I went to Timaya’s house in 2013 or 2012, I saw all the cars and I was like ‘bro, how long does someone have to sing before he can get all these and build a house?’ And he said, ‘Do you know how many cars you will have?’ So that’s the ni**a that you can say that I am going to have to respect for the rest of my life.

“There are ni**as like D’banj. D’banj actually paid for ‘Won Da Mo’ video. He did not have to. These are two ni**as that I really do not play with.

“Not that ni**as do not have respect, ni**as have just been through a lot that we do not even remember people we saw in the dark times.

“People like Larry Gaaga. He stood by me back then. So these are people I will respect for the rest of my life.

“When you’re talking about OGs, as far as I’m concerned, those names are the only ones in addition to 2Face based on musicality and the fact that he did a feature with me when he didn’t have to back in the day. These are OGs to me. Any other person isn’t an OG to me. ID Cabasa, you can meet Olamide and you can be an OG to him [laughs]. We’ve all been through stuff differently and we all see life differently.

“I can’t forget Wande Coal, too. At a point in time, we were so close.”

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