Grammy award winner Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy recently spoke with BBC News Africa concerning his recent achievement of wining a Grammy award and the importance of Africans telling their own story. The multi-talented singer, who recently won the Global Music Album category at the 63rd Grammys, with his album “Twice As Tall”. This great achievement made Burna Boy to become the first Nigerian artiste to have ever won a Grammy award.
However, he talked about his Grammy winning and the importance of Africans telling their own stories. Last year Burna Boy was nominated was equally nominated for the category of Global Music Album with his ‘African giant’ album. On why it is important to work from Nigeria despite the challenges, he says,
Because, it’s my home at the end of the day and the fact that I did it here and from here, it doesn’t mean that it was condusive or it was aways like this. So I feel like if the environment was more condusive, if we had leadership who took the youth seriously and certain infrastructures in place, then I probably wouldn’t be winning the Grammys in 2021. I would probably have won the grammys in 2013 or 14. But at the end of the day, it is what it is you know… and God makes no mistakes.