VIDEO: Burna Boy Says Late Libyan Dictator, Muammar Gaddafi is His Inspiration

Published On: August 12, 2020, 11:38 am
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-- Online (f) at 12-08-2020 11:38AM

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On August 8, 2020, Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy had a conversation with Lanre Bakare of Guardian UK. During the conversation, he revealed that his standard of pan-Africanism and African unity is late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.
A section of the article reads, "In past interviews, Burna Boy regularly raises the idea of pan-Africanism: that unity on the continent is the way for it to thrive. The movement grew up at the end of the colonial era, and saw a collective push to oppose apartheid and resist imperialism.

"It’s hardly a new concept, but it’s rare to hear it discussed by a pop star, so I’m intrigued to find out where he pulls his influences from: is it Fela, Patrice Lumumba, the elected leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who was murdered in 1961 with help from the Belgian government, or his parents?

"There’s a pause, and then he answers. “Muammar Gaddafi,” he says, leaning into the camera. Wait, what? Seriously? What about the global exportation of terrorism, the four-decade brutal reign in which dissent was squashed, often violently. “How do you know that?”

"Burna shoots back. “Because that was the agenda that was pushed, and that was the news that was pushed in your face?”

In a conversation with GQ, Burna Boy revealed his tattoo of Muammar Gaddafi.

During the interview, Burna Boy also revealed why he has more presence in the UK than the US. He says, "Most of the people from the UK, if not all the black people from the UK, and the people of colour – they all know where they’re from. They know exactly where their roots are.

"Unfortunately, the brothers in the US have been stripped of their whole knowledge of self. So it’s a bit harder for them, you know?”

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-- Kormeijama (m) at 12-08-2020 12:05PM
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Good boy, at least a refreshing thought form his group.
-- Goldtime Online (m) at 12-08-2020 02:06PM
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I never have a love for this dude but not until I read this statement .Mohammad gaddafi was the prince of prince and king of kings of the African continent.He was murdered bcaz of his fervent and faithfulness in one Africa . Until his death Libya was at peace and the people were living in a supply of abundance but today if you will ask a Libyan to reminiscence on the past and if given a second chance would he or she have preferred the so called dictator Gadafi ? I won’t answer that question but I m leaving it for the Libyan to tell y’all
-- Wazubia (m) at 12-08-2020 02:38PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
-- vicky987 (m) at 12-08-2020 02:58PM
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I have huge respect for that former president