Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Burna Boy has on Wednesday disclosed that the late Indian rapper Sidhu Moose Wala was his source of inspiration when he was “musically exhausted.”
Burna Boy made this known during an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra, where he stated that he was working on a joint project with Moose Wala before the rapper was assassinated in May 2022.
Burna Boy said; “I was exhausted musically and i was just like, i need something new.”
He said he discovered Moose Wala’s music through his fans and was immediately drawn to the rapper’s unique sound.
He added said that Moose Wala’s music inspired him to experiment with his own sound and to push the boundaries of his music.
He said, “He made me want to be a better artist. Sidhu Moose Wala was one of the biggest inspirations I had at a time when I felt like I’ve already musically done it all. I felt like I’d exhausted myself musically in my head because I was listening to everything and nothing was making sense to me.
“I felt like I’ve already spoken about everything. I already said everything [in songs]. But Sidhu brought another angle to my musicality. He is a legend. The legend of Punjab. There will never be another one