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Burna Boy: The Ingrate who hasn’t learnt from his past mistakes – Adeyinka Oluwamayowa writes

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Of late, Burna Boy, has been in the news for his outburst with organisers of the 2019 Coachella festival for putting his name in small fonts in their flyers.

He took it to another level when reacted to criticisms from Nigerians with the statement ‘I know for a fact that my own country, NIGERIA is home to the largest number of backward Unprogressive FOOLS. I will still fight for them because they are not mentally advanced enough to fight for themselves’.

Journalist and blogger, Adeyinka Mayowa wrote the piece below in a reaction to Burna Boy’s statement and why he thinks that the artiste is an ingrate.

 

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Nigerian singer Burna Boy may at the  top of his game right now, he may be getting much buzz for his music in and outside Nigeria, but how long can he maintain this newfound stardom without messing up?

 

I’m a ‘good music’ lover and I won’t hide the fact that Burna Boy is a talented musician who should be respected for what he has done in the music industry.

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Being one of the most creative musicians to come of the West African country, Burna Boy has consistently believe he can keep promoting his craft with ‘unprogressive’ controversies that are doing no good to his career other than ‘backwardness’.

 

It is evident enough that he hasn’t learnt from why he went out of spotlight initially, which he worked tirelessly for to recover again – going from being A-list artiste to an upcoming artiste and now an A-list artiste.

 

Burna Boy’s not too pleasant personality, proud and aggressive attitudes towards his fans and Nigerians in general were among the reasons he relegated at first, now that he has the limelight, he has yet again started emitting these toxic characters. What a shame!

 

Having the talent and money to promote yourself are not enough to be a successful artiste anywhere in the world if you cannot respect those consuming your music and those who will do anything to show you love. In a now deleted post shared on Friday, January 4, 2018, Burna Boy wrote,

“Don’t worry, I know for a fact that my own country, NIGERIA is home to the largest number of backward Unprogressive FOOLS.

“I will still fight for them because they are not mentally advanced enough to fight for themselves. They will Forever have my Genuine undying LOVE.

“To the few proud Young AFRICAN Intellectuals who will not conform to whatever bullshit they are given. You are the Only Hope of AFRICA. God bless you all.”

Before I dwell so much on this unpalatable post of the ‘Boy’ about Nigerians, I’ll give you a benefit of doubt, because you’ve swallowed your words by deleting the post.

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However, you need to have this at the back of your mind, the fans who saved your career the second time will not do that for you the third time, if you continue to disrespect them. Whenever you’re frustrated about any situation, be reasonable enough to address it appropriately.

I leave you with peace and love.

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Naira Marley Makes Case For Innocent Detainees

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Naira Marley is making a case for innocent detainees who he met in jail.

According to the singer, there are a lot of people in jail who are not guilty of any crime.

Sharing his experience on social media, the singer talked about two individuals who he met in jail. According to him, one who had spent two years in jail was in prison because he dated the daughter of a rich woman and refused to stop dating her. The other had spent 9 years in the prison but had not seen the four walls of a court.

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Naira Marley who was released on bail after spending 35-days in jail reaffirmed his vow to help fellow inmates get out of jail.

 

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Is It Time For Davido To Sack Peruzzi?

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There are fans who think that it is time for Davido to sack Peruzzi from his DWM label.

The argument is that Peruzzi remains the only artiste to prove himself musically.

From Mayorkun to Fremont, most of the artiste on Davido’s label are known to be hit churners.

Peruzzi’s little success have been hinged on collaboration with his personal songs being far from hits.

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His recent faceoff with social media influencer, Pamilerin, has also not helped matters, as fans think this is the right time for Davido to sack Peruzzi from his label. Do you agree?

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My Loyalty To Don Jazzy Exceeds Business-Dr. Sid

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Singer, Dr. Sid has revealed that his loyalty to Don Jazzy exceeds the business connecting them.

Dr. Sid made this revelation during a recent interview. Asked if he was still signed to Mavin Records, the ‘Good Time’ singer revealed that his investment in the label goes beyond just being an artiste.

His word: “My loyalty and relationship with Don Jazzy is beyond the business.”

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Dr. Sid also declared that his passion is what he wants to do with his music and not starting a record label.

“My career is fine, my business is being handled properly. I am not being cheated, I earned what I make because if I put out a single and it makes money, I get what I make, no issues. I understand the business module of a record label which is investing in you and needs to recoup its investment. With regards to my record label, I am fine; with regards to my contract, I am fine. In fact, I just signed a brand new contract for another four years. So, I am fine,” he said.

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