Grammy Award-Winning artist, Burna Boy has explained how his Grammy win has changed a lot for African Music and the continent in general.
In a post-winning interview with the American news platform, Reuters, Burna Boy said that his Grammy win shows how far African Music has gone and it shows that African Artists are now on the same level with the western counterparts who they admired.
“Now it’s serious. Now we are on the levels of..we are eye to eye with the people we use to look up to… Its a big moment and a big time for African music and Africans in general.”
The artist also spoke about his childhood days and how he used to be ashamed of his African roots because Africans were looked down on by westerners.
“I didn’t want to be African when I was little, I wanted to be American because who we are wasn’t really a cool thing to be.
It was so bad that back in the days, in London, they would always bully the Africans. But at the end of the day, the truth never needs validation, you understand, the truth is always going to come back and bite you in the ass. The Truth is we African are the root, the seed.”
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He also commended the rise of streaming platforms and how it is making African music global. he also stated that he wants more artists to follow in his success.
Watch his video below;
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 23, 2021