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Where Were You When Afrobeat Was Struggling To Hit Mainstream, Fans Ask Burna Boy

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Afrofusion singer, Damini Ogulu, popular as Burna Boy has come under heavy criticism for describing himself as the best musician from Nigeria after Fela.

The singer who also described his colleagues in the music industry as pretentious, also stated that they are quick to condemn him to satisfy themselves, adding that he paved the way and brought Afrobeat genre to the mainstream where it is currently enjoying the western recognition

He made this claim in a series of tweets on Twitter on Wednesday, February 12.

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However, reacting to the ‘Ye’ singer, a music pundit where he was between 2010 and 2018.

“Where were you since 2010-2018? I mean where the f**k are you when Afrobeat was struggling to hit the mainstream? The best paved the way for you. You came In when the table has already been set and here you’re claiming the best since Fela,” one of the fans wrote.

Burna Boy, who lost the 2020 Grammy Award for the ‘Best World Music Album’ to Angelique Kidjo, however, defended his career, adding no one paved the way for him.

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“Lol. Nobody paved shit for me. Everybody dey find them own. I have been out here, if you knew the way they made us look weak by begging and paying the western world to like us you will see that no table was set and I’m the one that brought you the respect you currently enjoy,”

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Don Jazzy Silence Critic With N100, 000 Cash Gift

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A critic of music producer, Don Jazzy, has received a cash gift of a N100, 000.

The producer had shared a post on social media attracting the criticism of a none fan.

The tweet read: “Baba GOD abeg where make I stand so that when manna fall, e go fall inside my basin.”

However, he got a harsh reply from his critic.

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On asking the critics problem and being told that he was hungry due to the Covid-19 lockdown, Don Jazzy surprised his critic with a N100, 000.00 deposit.

See the exchange below:

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How D’banj Celebrated Wife On Her Birthday

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Popular musician, D’banj, took to social media to celebrate his wife, Lineo Didi Kilgrow.

Kilgrow turned a year older on Monday, March 30 and the singer wrote some choice words for the mother of his son.

The singer took to Instagram to state that he has been through a lot with his wife in a short time, adding that they’ve always ended up at the better and brighter side of life.

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Simi Sends Cryptic Message

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Studio Brat artiste, Simi, has sent a cryptic message to Pastor David Oyedepo.

Recall that Oyedepo had been criticised for going on with a congregational service despite an order by the state government for people to maintain social distance.

In a social media post, she called for a change in the strategy for managing the pandemic in the country.

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Simi, who stated that fear was the only thing that Nigerians appreciates more than religion, revealed that everything in the country needs to be shut down now.

According to her, “If they insist on going to church, show them the stories of churches abroad where the virus spread. These religious heads need to start being more responsible. People respect you, act like you deserve the respect. Be compassionate and tell your followers to stay home.”

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The singer also urged for a change in the way the pandemic is being managed.

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