Burna Boy: People should get used to me breaking records
30 April 2022 | 2:36 am
As Burna Boy adds another feat to his litany of achievements by being the first Nigerian to perform at and sell out the over 20,000-capacity Madison Square Garden
As Burna Boy adds another feat to his litany of achievements by being the first Nigerian to perform at and sell out the over 20,000-capacity Madison Square Garden, in New York, during his Thursday night One Night In Space concert, the Grammy-winning singer has urged his fans and observers to stop being surprised at his achievements.
Burna Boy, in an interview with South African comedian Trevor Noah, on The Daily Show, said that people are always astonished by his achievements, but do not share similar surprises when an American achieves the same feat.
He said, “You know one thing I always wondered is how come when it is always me people are quick to point out that I am the first person to do it (achieve a feat). Why is it that when American rock bands perform in Tokyo, they do not hype it. Do you know how far away Tokyo is from America?
“Culture might have been defined by America for a very long time, but with me making all these records people should get used to it. Move on!”
Meanwhile, during the interview, he also teased his forthcoming yet-to-be-announced album, saying that it would come “on a day that everybody has for themselves to celebrate,” with many interpretations suggesting that it will be out on his birthday July 2nd, 2022.