Burna Boy continues to make waves in the international scene and we’re here for it! The music star has just been tapped in an extensive new profile from men’s lifestyle magazine GQ Style while been revered as a, “Global Giant”
Photographed by Prince Gyasi in Lagos, Burna Boy looked amazing in striking pieces styled by renowned Nigerian stylist, Mobolaji Dawodu. The photos spread was so good, the “Ye” crooner appreciated the whole team via Twitter.
In an accompanying interview with Nigerian journalist Lola Ogunnaike, Burna Boy addresses several “hot topics,” surrounding his music, authenticity, life and career, including his hopes for a united Africa, comparisons to the Nigerian legend Fela Kuti, and touches on the Xenophobia and the controversial comments he made about South Africa.
Read the full interview here. See excepts below.
On his Grammy Nomination:
My uncle ran into my hotel room screaming that I was nominated. We were all so happy.
On Fela as an Inspiration:
Fela is my inspiration and my childhood hero, so if you think comparing me to Fela is honourable, 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.
On Uniting Africa with Music:
The reason for everything I do and how I do it is for one goal and one goal only, and that’s the eventual unity of Africa. One day we’ll have one passport, one African currency, one Africa. Then and only then will my mission be complete.
But that’s why I’m going to keep on fighting for it, and that’s why I’m going to keep pushing this message in my music. Because I want my children and their children to be proud to be African, to own a part of Africa. What I don’t want is for my children to still feel like foreigners in their own home.
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