- "For 7 years I wasn't allowed into the U.K": Burna Boy shares why his career didn't grow as fast as Wiz & OBO Afro-fusion superstar Burna Boy recently shared during an interview that his career was stunted because he could not get into the U.K. for seven years
- The singer noted that Davido and Wizkid were not better than him during the early years of his career; instead, he gave them a headstart
- The singer, during the conversation, further noted that the moment he was let back into the UK in 2016, he told his manager that it was over for everybody else
Afro-fusion singer, Burna Boy, has sparked reactions online with his recent comments in an interview with Interval Presents.
During the interview, one of the presenters noted that Burna Boy's career only took off after his hit song Ye dropped, which went into the stratosphere with Last Last.
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Responding, the singer said the assumption was correct. He noted that his career growth was stunted for the first seven years because he was not allowed into the UK
2016, I was allowed back into the U.K. I knew It was over - Burna Boy bragged
Burna further noted during the interview that the moment he was finally allowed back into the U.K. in 2016, he knew immediately that it was his time to shine.
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He noted that after praising God, he just turned around and told his manager, Uncle T, it was over for everybody else.
Watch Burna Boy's interview below:
See the reactions Burna Boy's comment stirred
"Actually no lies mehn, because since 2016 burns has been on ."
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"Destiny can be delayed but can not change."
"Burna really fvck things up walai there was no grammy album conversation before he came, no stadium filling conversation in naija music."
"You were once at every wizkid London show stay humble back stage and wiz always bring u on stage.....wiz introduced you to international audience try to appreciate the little wiz did for u.....man always sound like he did it alone... always cap shiit."
"This guy cap too much, give credit to wiz and Davido. This guy caps too much, hin music no even hit the same, hin just they chase Yankee validation."
"Upon say he was banned from entering the UK for 7 years e still get UK chart entries and sold out stadiums pass obiyo."
"Burna boy and yeye talk ehn ."
"For real he was on the sideline for them years neglected by the industry because he was their favourite brothers, and even while he was banned from entering the UK for a while and up till now they're still playing mehn."
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"I love his confidence ❤️❤️. ODOGWU NO BE NICKNAME."
"Werey ni boboyi sha you wey ki|| person wey make them band you from entering UK for 10 years oloshi ni boboyi sha."
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Davido had classified Burna as a new cat alongside Rema, Fireboy, Asake and more artists while explaining how he and Wizkid were the first artists to blow up.