Burna Boy is on the Cover of June’s Issue of Britain’s GQ Magazine!!
Grammy award winner, singer, songwriter and self-acclaimed African Giant, Burna Boy is on the cover of June’s issue of Britain’s GQ magazine and he speaks about winning the Grammy’s and life as an African.
In the interview with Aniefiok Ekpoudom, the music star explained that he didn’t celebrate winning the Grammy’s just for himself alone but to break the mental cycle of some Africans as they’ve been mentally oppressed to feel like they can’t do certain things and that certain things are unreachable
He further stressed that people are what they think and it was time they started thinking about themselves and not what society dictates for them.
“I’ve come from Port Harcourt, the bottom of the map in Nigeria, and now I’ve become a champion. It may not mean anything to someone else, but to me, and to us, it means more than you can imagine”, he said.
Explaining why he believes Africans were taught half-truths, he said:
“If me and you go to war, and you win that war, then automatically what is mine is yours. So you’re going to want to teach my children the history that will make you smell like roses and make me look like… Step one is re-education, because we’ve been miseducated”.
“As soon as we were born, miseducation began. I think a deliberate effort should be made to re-educate us, because a very deliberate effort was made to miseducate”.
“Anything that makes any powerful country powerful comes from Africa. We have all the resources. We have gold. We have everything. What don’t we have?”
“Why are we still not the world power? It’s because we’re not united. We’re not able to carry that kind of weight because of our lack of unity and our lack of understanding of each other. That’s simply what it comes down to”, he said