Video of Burna Boy Revealing Why His Football Career Ended Early Emerges

Video of Burna Boy Revealing Why His Football Career Ended Early Emerges

Lukman Mumuni
January 25, 2023 at 10:17 PM
  • Burna Boy has revealed that he had dreams of pursuing a football career
  • He later chose music over football and has since become a global sensation
  • The Grammy award winner's 'Last Last' song has been a global hit

Nigeria's Grammy award winning musician, Burna Boy claims his football career was thwarted early because he did not feel important in his team.

The Afrobeats superstar enjoyed the game while growing up, and mostly featured as a goalkeeper.

However, later in life he decided to pursue his talent in music, which seems to have been the best decision for the singer.

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Burna Boy opens up on why he did not pursue a career in football. Credit: @burnaboy
Source: Twitter

In a video shared on social media, Burna Boy, known in real life as Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, confessed his love for the game.

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"Personally, I was playing a lot of football," he said. "I was good at it but the wickedest thing is I was good at goalkeeping," he added.
"That's why I just stopped because it was dead. I didn't feel important. I didn't feel I was needed like that.
"I felt like without me, they will still be alright. So I said I didn't want to spend my life like that."

The decision ended up being the best for Burna Boy, who currently is one of the most loved singers in the world. His song Last Last has been a global hit.

Burna Boy watches Orlando Magic game

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigerian music superstar Burna Boy was given a special welcome in Orlando after appearing at an NBA game between Magic and the Toronto Raptors.

Burna Boy is in the United States for a musical tour when he passed by to watch the highly entertaining encounter at the Amway Center.

The African music icon was presented with an Orlando Magic jersey and had a photo with the official mascot of the franchise.

Fans jam to Burna Boy songs

Football fans inside the Al Rayyan stadium in Qatar were on Wednesday night, 23 November, spotted dancing to the music of Burna Boy's Last Last ahead of the battle between Belgium and Canada.

Burna Boy is no doubt one of the biggest Nigerian musicians whose songs have been heard in virtually all the nations in the world.

Also, this year, Burna Boy has won many awards including the Grammy which is a remarkable achievement for the Nigerian.

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