William Troost-Ekong, Super Eagles and Watford defender, has disclosed that Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Grammy award-winning singer, Burna Boy are his inspiration.
He revealed this whereas chatting with Watford’s official web site on Black Historical past Month.
The Black Historical past Month is a particular month (October) put aside to amplify the work of black individuals and recognise their achievements in our society.
In response to Ekong, he’s impressed by the messages in Burna Boy’s songs.
“His music conjures up me, perhaps like a modern-day Fela as a result of he additionally has very sturdy messages in his music and I like what he stands for. He has an excellent reference to the UK and coming from Nigerian heritage, he’s somebody I can relate to.” he mentioned.
On Fela, who’s considered the pioneer of Afrobeat, The Dutch-born defender mentioned:
“I like what he stands for, it’s individualism and in addition the nice music he makes, all of his songs, the messages, the life classes, so anybody who hasn’t heard Fela’s music I might positively advocate it.”