Nigerian Grammy award winner, Burna Boy, has revealed in a recent interview that football was his initial passion and he had excelled as a goalkeeper in the early stage of his life.

Afrobeats Singer,Burna Boy

However, Burna said he took a hard decision to switch to music, driven by a sense of not feeling significant enough and a sense of unfulfillment while playing football.

Burna, further disclosed in an interview with a British presenter, Julie Adenuga, that he had aspired to more.

He 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.”

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Burna Boy gained recognition for his unique blend of Afrobeats, dancehall, reggae, and pop music styles and has won a Grammy award for Best Global Music Album in 2021. He has released several albums such as ‘Twice as Tall’ and ‘African Giant’ and has collaborated with numerous artists, both international and Nigerian based.

Story: Hilda Katu