The Dutch born Nigerian defender was speaking to the official Watford FC website on the Black History Month, which is a special month (October) set aside to amplify the work of black people and recognize their achievements in our society.
Ekong revealed is inspired by Burna Boy’s song, he called him the modern day Fela because of the messages in his song.
“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.” he said.
The Watford defender also praised Fela as the pioneer of Afrobeats and he respects his individualism and great music he made.
“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.”