Nigerian businesswoman and talent manager, Bose Ogulu, also known as Mama Burna, claims that the Nigerian Afrobeat musician Burna Boy is yet to accomplish his full potential.
The Nigerian megastar made history as the first African musician to headline a sold-out stadium show in the US, as well as the UK. Meanwhile, his latest album, I Told Them…, shot into the top 10 in charts across the world.
In a recent interview with the BBC, Bose Ogulu claims she was able to spot the budding talent in her son early in life and was sure he would go places.
Mrs Ogulu admitted that she had to leave the language school she manages to manage the Grammy winner, a choice she claims to have felt confident about.
She said; “I admire the diligence, the hard work but he’s still a work in progress. There are many more milestones to attain. We need to not just step down and look at what we’ve done, but keep doing more.
She had to guide and encourage him through his high school period, however, she “wasn’t prepared” for Burna Boy to drop out of university to pursue his burgeoning music career.
She said; “That was my problem, like ‘OK you can do this, but you’re almost there. How about you just finish this degree programme’.
“That’s where the African in me came out. Together his father, my father and I sat down and told him the consequences of doing it his way and he was like: ‘That’s fine’.”
‘’There are many more milestones to attain. We need to not just step down and look at what we’ve done, but keep doing more.”
Born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy combines traditional reggae and dancehall with Afro-fusion melodies. He won a Grammy award in 2021 after being nominated twice. He clinched the Best Global Music Album award for his 2020 album ‘Twice as Tall.’
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