Burna Boy, the renowned Afrobeats superstar, has expressed that he is unperturbed by the misconception of being a newcomer in the music industry, despite having released his debut album a decade ago. This comes in response to recent comments made by fellow artist Davido, who sparked a debate online by categorizing Burna Boy as part of the new generation of musicians along with Rema, Asake, and Fireboy DML.
However, during a recent conversation with Apple Music’s Ebro, Burna Boy shared that he perceives the perception of him being new in the industry as a positive thing. He emphasized that it makes him feel youthful and fuels his desire to accomplish more. Burna Boy stated, “It is a good thing that people think my movement is new. I love that. Because it keeps me young. It means like, I can do so much more, you know. It stretches my life span. I’m living longer than I thought I would than I even planned to, you know.”
The talented artist affirmed that he has always believed in his ability to achieve greatness. He also highlighted his versatility in music, stating that he embraces various genres to showcase that music transcends boundaries. Burna Boy expressed gratitude for his ability to create diverse music, adding that it would have been a waste if he had confined himself to a single genre.
In essence, Burna Boy remains unfazed by the misconception surrounding his status in the music industry, finding motivation in the notion that he can continue pushing boundaries and expanding his artistic horizons.