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Fela, Burna boy inspires me – Super Eagles defender, Troost Ekong

William Troost-Ekong, defender for the Super Eagles and Watford, has listed Afrobeat great Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Grammy award winning artist Burna Boy as persons who inspire him.

During Black History Month, he shared this on Watford’s official website.

The Black History Month is a special month (October) set aside to highlight the efforts of black people and recognize their achievements in our culture.

According to Ekong, he’s inspired by the messages in Burna Boy’s songs.

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

I love what he stands for, it’s 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

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