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‘2Face, Timaya, D’banj are the only OGs I respect’ – Burna Boy spills

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Burna Boy, the Grammy-winning singer, recently expressed his admiration for a select group of veterans in the Nigerian music industry who have greatly influenced his life and career.

According to him, 2Baba, Timaya, D’banj, Larry Gaaga, and Wande Coal are the only individuals he holds in high regard.

Burna Boy specifically credits Timaya for inspiring him and showing him that success in the music industry is attainable.

He also expresses his gratitude to D’banj for his support, which included funding the music video for the song “Wan Da Mo”.

These comments from Burna Boy were made in response to veteran producer ID Cabasa’s call for Nigerian singers to show respect to industry legends.

During an Instagram live session, Burna Boy acknowledged the challenges faced by many in the industry and stressed the importance of acknowledging and appreciating those who have made a positive impact.

In his words :

“The only OGs who have impacted my life; number one, Timaya, because he is the one who showed me that achieving stardom was possible. I’m going to respect him for the rest of my life.

“D’banj also supported me back then. He paid for ‘Wan Da Mo’ video. These are two people I don’t joke with. It’s not like nggas don’t have respect, no, nggas have just been through a lot and we only remember the people we saw in the dark times. People like Larry Gaaga. He stood by me back then. So these are people I will respect for the rest of my life.

“When you’re talking about OGs, as far as I’m concerned, those names are the only ones in addition to 2Face based on musicality and the fact that he did a feature with me when he didn’t have to back in the days. These are OGs to me. Any other person isn’t an OG to me. ID Cabasa, you can meet Olamide and you can be an OG to him [laughs]. We’ve all been through stuff differently and we all see life differently.

“I can’t forget Wande Coal, too. At a point in time, we were so close.”

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