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Burna Boy Gratefully Acknowledges Musical Mentors: 2Baba, D’banj, Timaya, and More

Burna Boy, the acclaimed Afrofusion singer and Grammy winner has publicly expressed gratitude to several music industry big names who have significantly impacted his career trajectory.

During a recent Instagram live session, Burna Boy took a moment to pay tribute to the artists he admires and respects in the music industry. Among those mentioned were iconic figures such as 2Baba, Timaya, D’banj, Larry Gaaga, and Wande Coal.

Burna Boy credited Timaya, whom he referred to as his “number one OG,” for showing him brotherly love and providing invaluable advice. He reminisced about visiting Timaya’s house in 2012 and being inspired by his success and wisdom.

D’banj received praise from Burna Boy for financially supporting the visuals for the song ‘Won Da Mo’ in 2013, a gesture that left a lasting impression on the Afrofusion star. Burna Boy also lauded 2Baba for his musical prowess and for collaborating with him early in his career.

Larry Gaaga was recognized by Burna Boy for standing by him during challenging times, emphasizing the importance of loyalty and support in the music industry. Additionally, Burna Boy mentioned Wande Coal, acknowledging their close relationship and mutual respect.

Reflecting on the term “OG,” Burna Boy emphasized that these artists, alongside 2Face Idibia, hold a special place in his heart due to their musical influence and personal interactions. He stressed that their contributions to his career are deserving of lifelong respect and admiration.

Born Damini Ogulu, Burna Boy rose to prominence with hits like ‘Like to Party’ from his debut album ‘L.I.F.E’ (2013). In 2020, his fifth album ‘Twice As Tall’ earned him a historic Grammy win in the Best World Music Album category, solidifying his status as a global music icon.

Burna Boy’s acknowledgment of his musical mentors underscores the importance of mentorship and camaraderie in the music industry, highlighting the bonds forged between artists who support and uplift each other on their journey to success.

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
Multimedia Expert, Journalist, and Singer.


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