Sensational singer, Burna Boy shared his thoughts on why his music is more accepted in the UK than in the US.
Over the years, Burna Boy has worked more with British artists than American artists and it shows in his collaboration with artists like Stromzy, Ed sheeran, Mahalia, Jorja smith, Dave, etc. The singer is one of the most respected African artists in the UK and he explained why his music is more accepted there than in the US.
The “Wonderful“Singer who is preparing the release of his album”Twice as highIn a recent interview with the Guardian, Said that black Americans in the United States have lost their “self-awareness”. “Most Britons, if not all black people in the UK, and people of color, all know where they are from. They know exactly where their roots are.
According to him, it took longer for his music to find an audience in the United States than in the United Kingdom; this, he says, is a consequence of the fact that African Americans do not have the same close connection to Africa. “Unfortunately, the brethren in the United States have been deprived of all their self-knowledge,” he says. “So it’s a little harder for them, you know?”
Asked about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, Burna said: “I’m more of an NFAC type guy. ”NFAC stands for“ Not Fucking Around Coalition ”. It was an African-American armed group made up of former military personnel, compared to the Black Panthers.
The singer, known for his bold statements and ideologies, also said he was heavily influenced by Muammar Gadhafi, the late ruler of Libya. Its logic is that Gaddafi is applauded for his ambitions to create the African Monetary Fund in order to counter the power of the Eurocentric IMF, and for his socialist policies in Libya. As imperfect as they are, his ideas were truly Pan-African, he argues.