I had a choice to be great or die – Burna Boy narrates struggles

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Grammy Award-winning singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has said that he had to choose between becoming successful or dying.

He made this known in an interview with GQ Magazine where he spoke about the struggles he had to overcome.

He stated that at a point in his life, he had to choose between greatness and death, and that was what led to his recent successes on the global stage.

He said:

“Following several collaborations with foreign artistes of African heritage, I just made up my mind that I wanted it all. I wanted to be the greatest. That’s when it hit me really hard that I had to do it. It was that or death.”

The self-acclaimed African Giant also stated that winning a Grammy award broke the mental cycle of people who felt that certain things were unachievable.

He added:

“I was not celebrating because of myself. It was almost as if I had broken a mental cycle of our people. Our people had been very mentally oppressed to feel like they could not do certain things, and that certain things were unreachable.”

“Every day, I realise more that things are bigger than me. I have to think for a lot of people – basically a whole generation – before I think of myself.”

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Written by Kama

Kama is a senior news reporter at Dockaysworld. He’s a chemist from the Ancient city of Benin. He enjoys slandering babies and watching sitcoms. He has been published on Fireside fiction magazine and others.

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