Burna Boy explains why he is misunderstood by others.
Why people often misunderstand me – Burna Boy explains
Burna Boy clarifies why he is misunderstood by others.
Damini Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, has stated that he is frequently misinterpreted and misunderstood by the public.
The “Common Person” hitmaker claims that he deliberately chose not to reveal much about his personality to the public, which is why he believes that people frequently misinterpret him.
The statement was made by Burna Boy during a conversation about his career, family, and new album with media outlet Dazed on a Caribbean island.
Speaking on his recently released project, ‘Love, Damini’, he said that he tried using the album to allow people to get closer to him.
He said; “I tend to be misunderstood and the reason is that I have never really given anyone a chance to know who I am, and that’s what I tried to do.
“I tried to use this album to allow people to get closer to me.”
This album was coming from a personal standpoint, and it was about me, d’you understand? Me talking to myself and in the process talking to you. It’s probably one of my most important [statements] because it felt like I was in school writing something and putting it in a time capsule.
He also stated that the album was a medium to show how he vents out;
“This is just how I cry, I don’t know how else to do it and that’s how it’s always been. I’ve got to the point where I don’t even care. Whoever it’s meant is who it’s meant for.”
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My thoughts don’t matter around that. Nothing is going to change. It just is what is… I’m not going to encourage any young people to lose their lives senselessly anymore, d’you understand? When something is ready to happen, it will happen. I understand that now. You can’t jump into something that you don’t fully understand, even with our country. With understanding comes readiness for action.