Five Nigerian artistes who impacted my career – Burna Boy

Popular Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has disclosed that some Nigerian artistes impacted his career.

The Grammy-winning singer listed five top Nigerian singers and how they impacted his career positively during an Instagram live session with his fans.

Burna Boy mentioned 2Baba, Timaya, D’banj, Larry Gaaga, and Wande Coal as the artistes he respects in the music industry.

The Grammy winner described Timaya as “my number one OG who showed me brotherly love”, recalling his encounter with Timaya in 2012 and the advice he received from him.

The ‘Last Last’ hitmaker revealed that D’banj paid for ‘Won Da Mo’ visuals in 2013 while praising 2Baba for his “musicality”.

The 32-year-old singer also hailed Larry Gaaga for “standing by me in my dark times” and then mentioned Wande Coal.

“The only OGs I can say, wey be say did some shits that were impactful for me, number one Timaya. Because that is the nigga that always showed me like this guy you be…,” he said.

“Bro I went to Timaya’s house in 2013 or 2012, I saw all the cars and I was like ‘bro, how long does someone have to sing before he can get all these and build a house?’ And he said, ‘Do you know how many cars you will have?’ So that’s the nigga that you can say that I am going to have to respect for the rest of my life.

“There are niggas like D’banj. D’banj actually paid for ‘Won Da Mo’ video. He did not have to. These are two niggas that I really do not play with.

“Not that niggas do not have respect, niggas have just been through a lot that we do not even remember 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 day. 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.”