Burna Boy:His Elegance will gain the world attention, Angelique says

The 32-year-old Grammy-award winner,  Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy, has yet acquired another as he has been named as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world in  2024 by Times Magazine.

In a statement on Wednesday, April 17, Times magazine said: “We spend months discussing who belongs on the TIME100, the people who we believe most changed the stories that define the past year.”

Penning a glowing tribute to Burna Boy, multi-Grammy-winning singer Angelique Kidjo said:

“Ten years ago or so, when young African musicians would come to me for advice, I would tell them, ‘You don’t need to mimic American artists! The world needs the amazing richness and beauty of our traditional African music and our culture.

This land is where most of modern music comes from. This source of inspiration is inexhaustible. Its freshness and its elegance will get the world’s attention for sure.’”

The legendary Beninese singer described Nigerian Afro-fusion star Burna Boy as a history-making artist who young people from Africa look up to.

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