It has been six days since Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, was introduced winner of the ‘Finest World Music Album’ class of the Grammy Awards 2021, and it’s been praises from each nook and cranny, associates and foe alike.
Becoming a member of the infinite listing of these commending the singer is well-liked actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, in an interview with Saturday Beats the place he opined that Burna Boy’s Grammy win would make individuals take their work much more severely.
In keeping with RMD:
“It’ll make everybody arise and take their work much more severely. As soon as the worldwide mild shines on all of us, it could make individuals sit up and dream higher like there are not any limitations. When one sees one’s countryman or somebody one feels one is in the identical mould and class with win an award, it could make one really feel like one can even do it.”
“Burna Boy has damaged the glass ceiling (with) his consistency and protest music. You don’t should whine your waist from morning until night time anymore to get consideration. You’ll be able to really proceed from the place Fela stopped .For Burna and Wizkid, it’s such an exquisite time to be a Nigerian musician. Don’t neglect that streaming has already democratised the house,” he added.
When requested if Burna Boy’s win would have a spillover impact on Nollywood, the veteran actor stated:
“The Grammy gained by not simply somebody who performs to entertain, however somebody who performs to teach goes to blow the entire place huge open. Don’t neglect that Nigerian music as we’ve it as we speak has developed and leveraged on Nollywood when our movies have been being exported. It took with it, its comedy and music.
“The music has simply taken on a lifetime of its personal as a result of it doesn’t require a giant village that it takes a movie to prepare. Music is rather a lot faster. Solo work is what is required, not like attempting to collect a whole ‘village’ to make a movie,” he stated.