Nigerian international singer and Grammy award winner Burna Boy has slammed a lady who accused him of using the sufferings in Africa to make money.
In a lengthy social media post, a lady identified as Dera expressed displeasure on how many African artists use the citizens’ suffering for their gain, especially Burna Boy.
The lady opined that Burna Boy’s song often portrays Africa as suffering and living in the jungle and nothing beautiful or positive about Africa.
According to the lady, Legendary singer Fela did not portray Africa like animals to pass his message about the oppressors.
She added that Fela even sang about beautiful women, unlike Burna Boy, who is dragging the country backwards with his music.
Responding to the accusation, Burna Boy blasted the lady, saying that she and those who think like her deserve the worst in life and the afterlife.
Burna Boy said singing about Africa suffering takes more from his pocket and family as he does not gain anything.
According to Burna Boy, he would have been more affluent and more comfortable if he was not singing about Africa, noting that he had rejected numerous millions of dollars from Africa politicians who attempted to change his style of singing.
Burna Boy added that nobody could make music about girls and money better than him, but he decided to speak the truth about Africa.
He wrote: First of all ain’t no ‘WE’ you live in the UK and probably come to Africa for holidays. You and anybody that thinks like you deserve all the worst in life and the afterlife. You think I need to sing about the truth of African suffering to gain? Dumb bullshit takes more away from me, my pocket and my family to sing the truth like I have always done.
I would be way more comfortable and richer if I didn’t sing the truth about my society. I wasn’t the man I am or if I didn’t have so much interiority, I could have accepted the numerous millions of dollars I’ve need and continued to be offered by African politicians.
FYI nobody can make music about girls, money and bullshit better than me (I’ve proved this countless times) I just chose to speak my truth and the truth about Africa. So go and listen to one of the many great talents coming out of Africa and skip Burna Boy if you can’t handle it.
I’m from Africa! me and my extended family live in Africa and it’s always on our minds that the rest for the things I say and do get bigger and I get, risk, suffering and smiling