Burna Boy, an Afrofusion singer, has spoken of his choice on racial identity, saying he’d rather have his kids identify with an “African passport” rather than Nigerian.
Noting that he wants all the countries and cultures of Africa to unite as one continent, the 27-year-old said: “I want my children to have an African passport, not a Nigerian passport.
“I do not identify with any tribe. I do not identify with any country. I do not identify with anything, really. I identify with the world in the universe — I believe I am a citizen of the world.
“I have a responsibility to the world. But at the same time in the world, it’s my people who are really getting the short end of the stick. It’s just doing what I have to do when I have to do it.”
The ‘African Giant’ crooner, who is in a relationship with Stefflon Don, a British rapper, had earlier said he would love to have children with her.
When queried on the theme of his forthcoming 15-track project, Burna boy said it takes stock of his accomplishments and his vulnerabilities, encouraging ambition and perseverance against all odds.
“We’re not what they teach in schools out here. They don’t teach the right history, the history of strength and power that we originally had, and that they should be teaching now,” he further said.
“They don’t teach the truth about how we ended up in the situation we’re in. They don’t teach the truth about what’s going on now and how to overcome it. And I believe that knowledge is power.
“I’m basically continuing the mission I started, building a bridge that leads every black person in the world to come together… Without you having a home base, you can’t be as strong as you are.”
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