Grammy award winning songwriter, Damini Ogulu popularly known as burna boy openly said he doesn’t make money from Nigeria, in his words
“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.”
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. https://t.co/szpomnHHO1
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) May 18, 2021
He said these words to an individual who claimed that he (burna boy), always promotes African culture but is still denying his mother land, in his words
“But you dey promote African culture and you Dey deny your own motherland, all na showbiz as usual lmao.”
But you dey promote African culture and you Dey deny your own motherland, all na showbiz as usual lmao
— Petu 🗽 (@iamPetu_) May 18, 2021
A lot of tweeps had a lot of opinions about it both contrary and supportive, while a few have opted to the notion that Burna Boy is basically just kidding or ‘catching cruise’. Check out some of their replies in the embedded tweet links below:
To an extent Burna might be right. He’s talking from his experience here, Y’all didn’t even appreciate the boy until his sound went out and started gaining global recognition, got a BET award first before his own country’s award(Headies and the rest) remembered he existed.
— INKEY🦋 (@thechris_kc) May 18, 2021
Burna is an international artist,a global brand and that does not stop him from being a true Nigerian.
— Tayelolu (@the_ayoolas) May 18, 2021
You people are just disturbing yourselves, Burna just dey catch cruise, make una free am oò
— Oga Pharmacist 💊 (@gospel_Rx) May 18, 2021
Cap…Nigerians dey stream your songs & albums steady
— BIG DADDY (@Daddyvinz1) May 18, 2021
This guy just stabbed his Nigerian fanbase right in the heart. These people were the literal foundation on which your career was built but look at you one Grammy after! Lmao.
That's how Wizmid said Made in Lagos wasn't made for Lagos.
OBO would never insult his fans sha! 😂
— 𝕗 𝕣 𝕠 𝕝 𝕚 𝕩 🌱 (@TheFrolix) May 18, 2021
Burna making the money!!! pic.twitter.com/V3jh09RXpk
— 𝕸𝖚𝖘𝖆𝖍 𝕳𝖆𝖘𝖘𝖆𝖓 🦍 (@411rebel) May 18, 2021