Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Burna Boy born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu says he has caused a lot of people pain in the past.
The Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter. He is one of the biggest and most successful African artists – he is reflecting on his past and why people should always look after the well-being of those around them via his Instagram stories on Friday.
Burna Boy said people should endeavour to always go the extra mile in checking if their friends and loved ones are indeed okay as they claim, “That person you’re looking at right now. That stranger you’re sitting next to on the bus or anywhere, even that person you laugh and joke with whenever you meet,”.
The singer reiterated his determination to always be the “cause of joy to others no matter what”, he added that (people), “They could be going through the worst or kind of hell and you will not know until they are gone”.
“I know I have caused people pain in my past but I swear on everything, for my remaining days in this world, I will always mean it from the bottom of my heart when I ask ‘how are you doing?’ and I will always be the cause of joy to others no matter what.”
Burna Boy’s outspoken views have made him a controversial figure in the Nigerian and African entertainment industry. He has been in a feud with South African rapper AKA over anti-Nigerian tweets. In July 2019, Burna Boy posted controversial and threatening tweets after South Africa lost to Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E(2013). In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Groupinternationally. His third studio album Outside marked his major-label debut.
In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards, and was announced as an Apple Music Up Next artist. His fourth studio album African Giant was released in July 2019; it won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for a Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.