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William Troost-Ekong reveals how Fela, Burna Boy’s songs inspires him

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The vice captain of the Super Eagles and Watford center back, William Troost-Ekong, has named the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Nigeria’s first ever Grammy winner, Burna Boy, as his favorite artistes.

Ekong revealed this in a chat with Watford’s official website on Black History Month. The Black History Month is special month (October) set aside for to give highlight and amplify the work of black people and recognise their achievements in our society.

“His music inspires me, maybe like a modern-day Fela because he also has very strong messages in his music and I love what he stands for. He has a great connection with the UK and coming from Nigerian heritage, he’s someone I can relate to.” The former Udinese defender said.

On Fela, who is regarded as the father and pioneer of Afrobeat, The Dutch-born defender said:

“I love what he stands for, his individualism and also the great music he makes, all of his songs, the messages, the life lessons, so anyone who hasn’t heard Fela’s music I would definitely recommend it.”






This article was updated 3 months ago



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