In a surprising revelation, Grammy-award-winning Nigerian singer Burna Boy has disclosed that his initial passion was for football, particularly excelling as a goalkeeper, displaying his athletic abilities.
Burna Boy made a significant decision to pursue music instead, driven by a desire for a more meaningful impact.
During a conversation with British-Nigerian media personality Julie Adenuga, Burna Boy openly expressed that he aspired to a greater purpose beyond a lifetime as a goalkeeper, believing that his team would succeed even without his presence.
I love football. I was good at playing football but the wickedest thing was that I was good at goalkeeping.
That’s why I just stopped because goalkeeping was dead.
I didn’t feel so important. I just didn’t feel like I was needed like that.
I felt like without me the team will still be alright. I did’t want to spend my life like that.”Burna Boy
Burna Boy’s distinctive fusion of Afrobeat, dancehall, reggae, and pop music genres propelled him to achieve global recognition in the music industry.