In a previous report, Wike as a sign of appreciation and encouragement for winning the Grammy award, gifted Burna Boy a land and some cash to facilitate the project. He also promised a cash reward of N10M each to all the artistes that performed at the concert.
He has received heavy criticisms from people, as a result of this gesture. People said this ‘gesture’ is an irresponsible and insensitive act on the part of the Rivers State Government as well as Nigeria as a whole. They said the money could have been used to pay salaries owed in the state.
Former Big Brother Naija housemate and an indigene of the state Tasha has taken it upon herself to slam Wike’s critics. Adding that Burnaboy deserves a whole town named after him and a public holiday declared for his win.
She said, “I’m not a fan of Governor Wike because he hasn’t done much for the people but you all are mad to think what Wike did for Burna Boy yesterday was unnecessary.
“For Wike to give Burna boy a land, N10m and you people think it’s too much you’re crazy. You think going mainstream from Port Harcourt is easy? you guys have no idea the level of work PH City Entertainers has to put in to be RECOGNIZED. You all have no idea how dry and dead entertainment has become in Rivers State and just this once! Just this once.
“Burna deserves a whole town named after him for winning the Grammy, do you think it’s one interstate award. He should even have a public holiday dedicated to him.”