Angelique Kidjo hails Burna Boy for sampling her music
Angelique Kidjo, the Beninese singer in her recent Instagram live video session, feels honored that Burna Boy has sampled her music.
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and rapper. He rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album
Kidjo, a multi-Grammy winner, says hearing a sample of his song on Burna Boy’s record made her scream. It gives her goosebumps.
Seeing someone touched her song and take it to another new level is one she couldn’t have predicted soon.
She expressed herself saying, “You make me listen to my song differently. And that’s what music is when somebody touch your work and do it different. It takes the work to another level. It brings you somewhere else that you never foresee yourself.”
Listen & Learn from serial Grammy Winner Mama Kidjo speaking to @burnaboy about “sampling” & delivering art on stage ! Aspiring young African creatives should learn from this Lady , sample music and recreate art without fear of trolls , aspire , dream , believe and achieve! pic.twitter.com/dfVzxKI135
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Talking about Burna Boy’s live performance, she applauded the Nigerian singer for being a good performer.
“One thing I wanna tell you after your show in Paris. You can do wonder on album but what makes you a different artist and artist in whole is when you are on stage and you deliver.”