“Hope for the best and prepare for the worst!”
Born and raised between Nigeria and South London; Burna Boy describes himself as an eternal creative who’s been writing music since the early age of 10. Now, having worked with names such as Lily Allen and J Hus alongside a number of hits under his belt, we spoke to Damini Ogulu about his stage name origins, style, influences and more.
So tell me about the beginning of your whole musical journey, when did you first start making music?
I can’t remember.
You can’t remember! Can you remember when you started to write songs?
Well, I started writing when I was about 9 or 10.
Wow, and when you were writing music was that in Nigeria?
Well, I have always been creating so it was in Nigeria, down here and everywhere.
Do you think that kind of cycle happens with music as well?
I guess that happens in everything in life.
If you had to pick Versace or Gucci what would it be?
If you ask me in 2012 or 2013 I would have picked Versace but in 2018 I think I would have to go with Gucci.
Louis Vuitton or Fendi?
That’s tough, I can’t decide!
Well, what would you wear to your wedding, Louis Vuitton or Fendi?
Well, I think I would go for Louis and ask my girl to go Fendi.