Burna Boy made a shocking revelation that politics is a Canker worm that has eaten deep into the fabrics of the music industry and it is preventing him from winning awards.
Burna Boy has revealed that politics is a major player in the Nigerian music industry and that it has been hindering him from scooping awards.
He disclosed this a recent interview with Fader Magazine that the politics associated with the music industry is what has been hindering him from winning awards thereby undermining his abilities.
It’s political, man. To be honest I don’t really feel like I’m a part of the industry. I don’t get awards because the powers that be don’t really like me. I’m not like everyone else, I won’t do what everyone else does. They don’t like it. Everything is really political and I’m not a very good politician. So I don’t really involve myself in all that. I just drop hit songs, and my fanbase keeps increasing.
Burna Boy speaking further said that he knows he is not as popular as some musicians the things he does in the music industry no other artiste can boast of it and yet he does not get awards.
If you think about it, if I was a part of the industry then I wouldn’t have shit today. I would just be one of the songs you hear in the club and then that’s it. But right now, you see, I don’t have the most Twitter followers or the most Instagram numbers or whatever, but the things that I do, the people with one million followers can’t do it. Right now in Nigeria I’m doing shows with 5,000 to 7,000 people almost every weekend. Who does that in Nigeria? How many people can say that? And everyone is singing my songs word-for-word.
Born Damini Ogudu but better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter. He just released his new music titled on a spaceship few days ago, November 25th to be precise.