Burna Boy opens up on why he abandoned his football career for music

Grammy-award-winning Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has disclosed that football was his early career choice.

He claimed that he was an excellent goalkeeper and he switched to music because he “didn’t feel important” when playing football.

This was revealed by Burna Boy during a conversation with British-Nigerian media personality Julie Adenuga.

Burna stated that he did not want to spend the rest of his life being a goalie and that he thought the squad would be OK without him.

He said;

“I love football. I was good at playing football but the wickedest thing was that I was good at goalkeeping. That’s why I just stopped because [goalkeeping] was dead.

I didn’t feel so important. I just didn’t feel like I was needed like that. I felt like without me the team will still be alright. I don’t want to spend my life like that.”

In other news, popular Nigerian singer and activist, Folarin Falana, otherwise known as Falz, recently underwent knee surgery in the UK.

The “Bop Daddy” star disclosed this in a video posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday evening, May 10th.

According to him, he sustained a knee injury while playing football in November 2022, and after consultation, he was informed that he needed to undergo knee surgery.

He flew to the UK where the surgery was successfully performed on him. Taking to his Instagram page on Wednesday, he shared a video of himself in the hospital and gave a detailed account of his pre and post-surgery experience.


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