Nigerian Afrofusion artiste, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has said he can go shirtless if he sees someone wearing the same shirt he is wearing at an event.
The singer who made the disclosure in an interview with Africa’s Finest, a fashion magazine by Guaranty Trust Bank, said he is already working on his own fashion brand.
“I try to do what makes me feel like I’m swaggy, it could be a named brand or not. It just has to make me feel good. It just has to be different. For me, if it’s not different, then I don’t feel good,” he responded when asked to describe his style.
“I could go somewhere wearing a shirt, and if I see someone wearing the same shirt, I’ll take it off and just be shirtless!
“I’m working on it as we speak. It’s my ‘merch’ from my tours but the design is really giving out what I would wear. If I were to wear what I’m wearing right now, It would be all Burna Boy, it would be all my design. That’s basically it! It would be my designs on clothes that I like. I’d describe it as ‘Reckless & Sweet’.”
Burma Boy who mentioned Virgil Abloh, Off-white and Louis Vuitton as designers he would love to collaborate with, noted that his love for comic books inspired his stage name.
On the inspiration behind his music, Burma Boy said his grandfather’s highlife and afrobeat collection influenced his musical orientation.
He said, “I had a lot of musical influence growing up, from my grandfather’s highlife and afrobeat collection to my dad who gave me my first reggae CD. That’s why I call my genre Afro-Fusion, it’s a concoction of different elements of sound.”