Nigerian Grammy-award-winning singer, Burnaboy has made it known that Nigerians are hypocritical when it comes to the use of weed.
Speaking in an interview with Home Grown Radio in Los Angeles before his Hollywood Bowl performance, he stated that LA had the best weed in the world. He was now asked about the weed legalization situation in Nigeria.
In response, the singer stated that hypocrisy is the order of the day because everyone smokes in Nigeria but wouldn’t want to be seen with it. An attitude that makes marijuana illegal in Nigeria. He said:
“It’s not a zero-tolerance. It’s like everybody does it, but no one wants to be the one that is seen with it. It’s just kind of hypocritical out there. Everybody smokes weed”.
Burna also opined that the reason weed hasn’t been legalized yet is because of the long-standing rumours of its negative effects, likewise the widespread of old misconceptions.
“It’s like some dumb shit, bro. You know those old shit when they talk about it frying your brains. They try to make it seem like if you smoke it, you will go mad….”
When asked if people get arrested if they are caught in possession of marijuana in Nigeria, Burna Boy simply stated that the said person can have their way depending on how well they handle the situation. He said: