Grammy winner, Burna Boy has blasted a lady who accused him of using the sufferings and plights of Africa/Africans to enrich himself.
The lady identified as Dera in a lengthy post noted that Burna Boy always tries to paint a bad and dilapidated picture of Africa in his song with no atom of positivity.
She described this as a strategy adopted by Burna Boy and some other artists to gain massively. According to her, Fela didn’t paint Africa bad in order to send his message and also diversified into other spheres; such as praising women and so on.
Reacting to this, the self-acclaimed African Giant noted that she deserves all the worst in life and the afterlife due to this statement.
Odogwu also noted he would have been much richer if he had embraced other genres of music.
“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!”
See the exchange below: