Damini Ogulu, known as Burna Boy, a Grammy-winning Nigerian artist, has revealed that he formulated the Afro-fusion genre to break free from the constraints of the widely recognized West African genre, afrobeats.
In an interview with the American media outlet Complex, he explained his motivation behind this musical innovation.
Burna Boy said:-
“Afrofusion is a big melting pot of cultures and sounds. Afrofusion is not a box.
“Let me break it down, why I created afro-fusion is because I didn’t want to be boxed into any afrobeats or hip-hop or anything. Because I don’t believe in genres. I had to create my own.”
Recall that Burna Boy recently asserted that afrobeats is “literally nothing” and lacks lyrical substance.