Burna Boy, the Afro-fusion singer, says he once felt exhausted musically. 


In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra, the megastar said there was a time he grappled with creative stagnation.

Burna Boy said Sidhu Moose Wala, the late Indian rapper, however, became his source of inspiration then, adding that he “brought another angle to my musicality”.

“Me and Sidhu already recorded four songs. We were doing a mixtape so that was what we were working on. I am really just glad I have a heart-to-heart with his parents,” he said.


“Believe it or not he is like one of the biggest inspirations I had at a time when I felt like I have already musically done it all. I felt like I had exhausted myself musically in my head because I was listening to everything and nothing was making sense to me.

“I felt like I had already spoken about everything. I already said everything. But Sidhu brought another angle to my musicality. He is a legend. The legend of Punjab. There will never be another one.”

Moose Wala was murdered during a shooting in May 2022.


‘Mera Na’, his posthumous song featuring Burna Boy and Steel Banglez, the Bristish-Indian producer, was released on April 7.

Born Damini Ogulu, Burna Boy started to gain fame after releasing ‘Like to Party’, the lead single from his debut album ‘L.I.F.E’ (2013).

In 2021, the singer set a record in Nigeria after his fifth album ‘Twice As Tall (2020)’ won the ‘Best World Music Album’ category at the Grammys.

Burna Boy released ‘I Told Them’ on August 25. He enlisted J. Cole and Dave, the rappers, and Seyi Vibez, the Nigerian singer in the the 15-track project.


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