A Grammy award winner, Damini Ogulu who goes by the stage name “Burna Boy” has revealed that he came into the music industry straight out of Chelmsford HMP, a UK jail for young offenders.
The 31-year-old disclosed this in a Twitter post while reminiscing on his past.
The singer said he does not care about being named “Nigeria’s biggest music star” as much as people think but Nigeria really doesn’t know him.
Burnaboy also admitted that he had not idea that he would live this long.
His tweet reads:
“I came into the music industry straight from Chelmsford HMP. I had no idea I would even live this long.
“So when people talk about me now, it’s all just funny. Of course, I would perform with my injured leg, or even no legs or arms.
“Nigeria really doesn’t know me. I don’t care to be the biggest Nigerian artist. I’m just happy I can do what I love and take care of my people from it.
“If you knew just half of the shit I used to do for money, risking my freedom daily, you would be way happier for me.”