International Afrobeats and Dancehall performer Damini Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, has griped about not receiving enough respect from Nigerians.
He asserts that his countrymen don’t think of him as being on the same level as American music legends because of the way he sounds.
In a conversation with the Los Angeles Times, Burna brought up how his native countrymen frequently put upcoming American rappers ahead of him.
The musician claimed that his upcoming album, “I Told Them,” is a humorous response to those who have attempted to discredit him in the past and in the present.
American songs used to predominate the playlists of Nigerian media outlets, according to the self-styled “African Giant,” but that has changed as a result of the explosion of afrobeats.
Burna Boy said;
“To this day, there’s many Nigerians who can tell you an American rapper who just started their career, and they’ll say they’re bigger than Burna Boy. They don’t understand it. They’ll say, ‘There’s no way someone who talks like me, can even be on the same level as an American artist.”