Burna Boy opens up on why he dumped football career for music

Damini Ogulu, a Grammy award-winning Nigerian musician better known as Burna Boy, explained the reason behind his switch from football to music.

He made this known during a conversation with British-Nigerian media personality Julie Adenuga.

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According to the self-acclaimed African Giant, he was skilled at goalkeeping, but he didn’t enjoy the position because he felt insignificant.

Burna Boy said, “I love football. I was good at playing football but the wickedest thing was that I was good at goalkeeping. That’s why I just stopped because [goalkeeping] was dead. I didn’t feel so important. I just didn’t feel like I was needed like that. I felt like without me the team will still be alright. I don’t want to spend my life like that.”

Burna Boy has released five studio albums, beginning with his debut single ‘Like To Party’ in 2011. In 2021, his fourth studio album, ‘Twice As Tall,’ became the first and only Nigerian album to win a Grammy award.

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