Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has revealed that he was jailed in the United Kingdom before he started his musical career.
In now-deleted tweets, the singer said: “I came into the music industry straight from Chelmsford HMP. I had no idea I would even live this long.
“So, when people talk about me now, it’s all just funny. Of course, I would perform with my injured leg, or even no legs or arms.
“Nigeria really doesn’t know me. I don’t care to be the biggest Nigerian artist. I’m just happy I can do what I love and take care of my people from it.
“If you knew just half of the shit I used to do for money, risking my freedom daily, you would be way happier for me.”
Chelmsford HMP located in Chelmsford, Essex is a prison and Young Offender Institution (YOI) in Chelmsford, Essex for juvenile offenders.