Grammy-awarded Nigerian sensation, Damini Ogulu, popularly referred to as Burna Boy, has candidly unveiled the reason behind the perceived animosity directed towards him within the music sphere.
In a recent revelation shared on his X handle, Burna Boy addressed the ongoing scrutiny, attributing the disdain he faces to being perceived as having no equals among his peers. He succinctly stated,
“Hated by my inferiors for having no superiors,” alongside a photo of himself, shedding light on the undercurrents of criticism that often surround his career.
This isn’t the first time Burna Boy has highlighted the issue. In a track titled ‘Thank You’ from his latest album, ‘I Told Them’, he alluded to feeling unappreciated by Nigerians despite consistently elevating the country’s name on the global stage. He expressed disappointment that instead of recognizing his significant contributions to Nigerian music, rumors about his family background, including claims about his mother’s connection to late Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and speculations about his personal life, such as his lack of a baby mama, have circulated.
Burna Boy’s revelation sheds light on the challenges he faces as an artist, grappling with misinterpretation and unfounded rumors while striving to celebrate his achievements within the Nigerian music industry.