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VIDEO: How I coined the name Burna Boy

The name Damini Ogulu might not ring as much bell as Burna Boy around the world, that is simply because the Grammy award-winning artiste is…

The name Damini Ogulu might not ring as much bell as Burna Boy around the world, that is simply because the Grammy award-winning artiste is popularly known by the stage name, Burna Boy.

For those who have wondered how the Last Last singer coined the pseudonym, Burna Boy, the singer has revealed that the stage name was coined due to his love for comic books and superheroes like Spiderman, Superman, etc.

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During a recent interview on the popular American programme, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the African Giant revealed that he was a big fan of comic books and he also drew to make comic books.

Burna Boy stated that at a point he decided that he wanted to become a superhero himself instead of drawing the likes of Spiderman. The only name that came to his head was, Burna Boy.

The singer said, “When I was a kid, I used to draw comic books, I know I don’t look like it but I copied different superheroes like Spiderman, Superman and others. At a point I just wanted my own character, I wanted to be my own superhero where I could draw me as a superhero with the cape. I was trying to come up with a name and all I could think of was Burna Boy.”

Despite being hurt on his leg, during the show, Burna Boy also taught the popular American TV presenter, Jimmy Fallon, his iconic ‘afro moonwalk’ dance at Fallon’s request.

Basically, the afro moonwalk seems similar to the dance step created by the late king of pop, Michael Jackson, however, the difference according to Burna Boy is that ‘It is almost like you are walking forward but you are not really moving’.

While describing the dance step, the singer said, “The fans call it the afro-moonwalk. It is almost that you are walking forward but you are not really moving.”

See the video below: