In a recent interview with international men’s lifestyle magazine, GQ, Nigeria’s sensational singer Burna Boy, has resisted being compared to afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti.
Burna Boy, whose interview sessions seem incomplete without the Fela question, said Fela was his inspiration and childhood hero.
“I don’t think anybody in their right mind would compare me to Fela.
“Fela is my inspiration and my childhood hero, so if you think comparing me to Fela is honorable, it’s actually not. It actually makes me feel weird. Fela was Fela, and if it wasn’t for Fela, there probably wouldn’t be any me, so I don’t understand the comparison,” he told GQ.
Burna also revealed that he talks to his grandfather about Fela “almost every other day”.
The ‘Ye’ crooner also addressed issues bordering on uniting Africa through his music, his strong pan-Africanist worldview and the South Africa xenophobia saga which had him lash out on Twitter, among others.