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Nigerians slam Burna Boy for saying he's not a Nigerian artist

  Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy has said he does not make money as an artist from Nigeria.   Burna Boy said this on Tuesday while respo...

 


Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy has said he does not make money as an artist from Nigeria.

 

Burna Boy said this on Tuesday while responding to a tweet from a fan on Twitter.

 

According to him, he lives in Nigeria because he loves his people but doesn’t make money from the country.

 

The fan @Iampetu asked, “ You promote African culture and you dey deny your own motherland, all na showbiz as usual.”

 

Responding, Burna Boy said: “ 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.”

 

The Grammy award winner went ahead to say he is not a Nigerian artist.

 

“Me wey no be Nigerian artist,” his tweet added.

 

His comment has continued to stir reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.

 

Here are some comments gathered from Twitter;

 

@Enacruzly “You are indirectly saying, we the fans in Nigeria streaming your music are not adding anything to your growth.”

 

@Bright_r “Burna Boy says he’s not a Nigerian artiste but can’t make a hit song without stealing lines from Fela music. The irony. Someone should remind him that 60% of his biggest songs came from Fela.”

 

@ DavidRegha “Burna Boy you are still a Nigerian artiste, winning a Grammy and having collaborations with foreign artistes won’t change that; Nigerians are the reason you are thriving in the music industry so stop feeling pompous. This attitude is the reason a lot of people dislike your personality.”

 

@Iamcandychief “Does that mean the person that said your success is tied to Atlantic is right? If you don’t make money from Nigeria, so why the Naija concerts? If you don’t make money from Nigeria so why are you using Afrobeats to make money?

 

@DekingKudos “If that’s the case, I think you should just make your next album unavailable for your Nigerian audience and let’s see how far you will go.”

 

@Greatkd2 “Na only Burna Nigeria fans I pity Sha

 

All your efforts wey you dey use stream that zoo album Burna still say he no dey make money from Nigeria.”

 

@Carbon3_0 “Sigh but I dey stream your music with money.”

 

@Innovativenig “You changed your dealer? You shouldn’t be caught tweeting this man! A lot of us including myself pre-ordered your albums. So how about your endorsements chief?

 

@ImmanuelSaba “So, Nigerians streaming your music are doing charity, noted.”

 

@JoeyAkan “ Burna Boy is stating the truth. The Nigerian music industry is growing and there are multiple income streams being created. But the current Holy Grail of Nigerian music is when the music travels and earn forex. Musicians make more money outside Nigeria than within the space.”

 

@Otunba “Lmaooo Burna don finally accept say Atlantic dey buy streams for am, baba say he no dey make money from Nigeria? Outsiders that paid for Burna’s concert in Eko hotel in 2018 in the mud.”

 

@Itzbasito “Burna Boy no rate his 11 outsiders at all, imagine saying na only cruise they give you.”

 

@ Dammy426 “ Our bragging right don increase, as Burna denied himself as a Nigerian, Wizkid is now the first and the only Nigerian artist to win Grammy.”

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