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I Felt Inferior Telling My Friends I Wanted To Do Music – BNXN


September 16, (THEWILL) – Daniel Benson, aka BNXN, has revealed some of the struggles he went through while growing up.

The singer spoke of his upbringing in an interview with Joey Akan.

While recalling the class difference between his background and the people he mingled with, he said he felt insecure and inferior at a point.


He added he would later tap into the sense of community that came with living in his neighborhood.

“I moved to Mowe at around 10-11 years of age. I had to school in Ogun state. Gbagada had a whole more happening in it. Mowé was a lot more rural. There, it was very hard to dream”, he said.

“Everyone around were the affluent ones. But we were just regular middle-class people. I found myself coming to Lagos just to feel something. I was very insecure. I went to some of the best schools.

“I met kids from the best backgrounds, but I wasn’t that guy. Whenever they were having certain conversations, I always somewhat felt inferior, especially when I told my friends I wanted to make music.

“I didn’t feel like I could fit in, but I knew I could achieve it. Sometimes, that social switch messed with me. You’d ask me where I stayed and I’d lie to you I was in Lagos. Nobody followed me home but some knew.

“If anything, it was the dynamics in living [that I held onto]. People were interested in hearing you out. I enjoyed the fact that no one was judging anyone. And there was a sense of community”, he stated.

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