Burna Boy: “I’m not a Nigerian artiste. I don’t make money from Nigeria”
Burna Boy, Grammy award-winning artiste, says he is not a Nigerian artiste and does not make money from Nigeria.
The conversation started out with a Twitter user, basically, Davido’s fan, cause he goes by the name ‘A Better Time’, gotten from Davido’s album, describing the self-acclaimed African giant as “an average star back in Nigeria and Africa at large” before he rose to prominence.
A fan of Burna’s then defended the Grammy-award winner and Burna tweeted, telling his fan to ignore the “delusional fanbases.”
Amid the heated exchange, another user tweeted: “Burna boy go soon leave twitter NG for una” — referring to critics of the musician.
In reaction to this, Burna wrote: “Me wey no even be Nigerian artiste.”
His response however prompted more comments from users who appeared to be unsatisfied with his remark and referred it to as denial.
“But you dey promote African culture and you Dey deny your own motherland, all na showbiz as usual,” a user fired back. In a follow-up response, the singer said he is only living in Nigeria because “I love my home and my people.”
“I’m from here and I live here because I love my home and my people, E no pass like that. I don’t make money from Nigeria. Na only cruise dey here,” he wrote.
Another follower hit back, telling Burna that he made money from Rivers State governor Wike during the homecoming ceremony organized for him in Rivers state. Burna dismissed this claim saying, “I didn’t get a dime. Only the artists who honoured me by performing at my homecoming were paid. Get your facts”.