Nigerian superstar singer, Burna Boy, has lamented not receiving enough respect from Nigerians.
He claimed that because of the way he sounds, Nigerians don’t think he is on the same level as American music icons.
Burna made this claim in a Los Angeles Times interview, in reference to the fact that fellow citizens frequently consider emerging American rappers to be superior to him.
The musician claimed that his next album, I Told Them, is a casual response to those who have tried to undermine him throughout his career, both in the past and also in the present.
The self-acclaimed African giant stated that whereas American music formerly dominated the playlists of Nigerian media outlets, this has changed as a result of the rise of afro beats.
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.”