Nigerian Afrobeat sensation Burna Boy, is facing criticism from fans for his long and loud silence during the recent election tribunal proceedings.
Burna Boy, has been vocal and expressive of the Nigeria’s economic situationist through his music. His songs have been anthems for all masses, resonating with many Nigerians frustrated with the situation of things. However, his apparent absence during a crucial moment in Nigerian politics has left some fans feeling disillusioned.
The election tribunal, which was the focus of national attention yesterday, was one that created a lot of headlines throughout the day.
Burna Boy’s previous songs speaks out loudly about the injustices in the country, making his silence during this period surprising to many.
Fans and followers of the artist took to social media platforms to express their disappointment and frustration. They criticized Burna Boy for leveraging the situation of things in Nigeria to promote his music. Some even went as far as labeling him a “user” who exploits Nigerians for his album sales but fails to engage when real change is on the line.
Peep some of the reactions of fans below;
One Ade had this to say,
“Burna boy won’t say anything about this tribunal court judgement now, later he’ll be using our pains to sing and make money. Audio African giant.”
One sinnersnugg had this to say,
“African giant wey no get mouth concerning wetin dey sup for em country”
One persain_currency had this to say,
“He no go talk now, na later he go dey sing government do this government do that while now he is nowhere to be found”
One ydepablos54 had this to say,
“When he use am sing. Una drag am for not coming out for election, because na Nigeria Government and problem he take dey sing. He dey stop now, una dey yan shit. Make una get out”
One billion_artistry had this to say,
“Wetin person wan talk again Nigeria system is very stupid and disappointed, but us living shall not give up In our pray I my I need opportunity, hope for future but they are taking it away, Instagram account no verified is following me to support in my content hustle”
One bbest122 had this to say,
“Na burna be judge abi wetin???? una too de put so much responsibility on burna sha”
One lavish_moore_ had this to say,
“Normally burna boy should stop singing about Nigeria corruption, I now realize he’s doing it for trend and to mock us”