General News | 16 May 2024 18:41 CET

Singer, Burnaboy Lists Artistes Who He Respects Till Date

By Oluwarantimi Oludase

Afrobeats star, Damini Ogulu, best known as Burna Boy has disclosed the veteran artistes whom he accords great respect in the music industry.

Recall that veteran producer, ID Cabassa recently advised young singers to respect veteran artistes, while veteran artistes should be honourable. The veteran's comment was coming from a recent feud between veteran artistes and younger artistes, as the younger artistes including Burna Boy claimed that no one paved the way for him in the music industry, which was met with critism by veteran singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, who lashed out at Burna Boy, which led to an online rift as the younger artistes took sides with Burna Boy, while the veterans supported Eedris Abdulkareem.

Following this, Burna Boy has disclosed that the veterans he respecst are; Timaya, Wande Coal, 2Baba and Larry Gaaga. He stated that his respect for them stems out from a place of great impact on his music career.

Burna Boy made this known during an Instagram live with his fans where he said;

“The only OGs who have impacted my life; number one, Timaya, because he is the one who showed me that achieving stardom was possible. I’m going to respect him for the rest of my life.

“D’banj also supported me back then. He paid for ‘Wan Da Mo’ video. These are two people I don’t joke with. It’s not like n*ggas don’t have respect, no, n*ggas have just been through a lot and we only remember the people we saw in the dark times. People like Larry Gaaga. He stood by me back then. So these are people I will respect for the rest of my life.

When you’re talking about OGs, as far as I’m concerned, those names are the only ones in addition to 2Face based on musicality and the fact that he did a feature with me when he didn’t have to back in the days. These are OGs to me. Any other person isn’t an OG to me. ID Cabasa, you can meet Olamide and you can be an OG to him [laughs]. We’ve all been through stuff differently and we all see life differently.

“I can’t forget Wande Coal, too. At a point in time, we were so close.”

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