By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
Last night, Nigerian Twitter was boiling up with tweets fuelled by singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulum popularly known as Burna Boy.
Burna Boy, whose album “Twice As Tall” won the award for best global music album at this year’s Grammy Awards tweeted that he is not a Nigerian artiste, which was a reply to one Twitter user who said that the singer will soon leave Twitter.
Burn Boys fans poured in to support their artiste pointing out the never-stopping criticism he gets and comparisons with other musicians like Davido and Wizkid. Those that don’t feel the “African Giant” and his music also weighed in on the controversial matter.
“Me wey no even be Nigerian artist,” Burna Boy tweeted with laughing emojis. When a user replied by asking him why he is denying his motherland, the “Ye” singer replied by saying he does not make money from Nigeria.
“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,” Burna’s tweets reads.
This comes only hours after the Nigerian singer made history as the first African artist to achieve over 100 million streams on Spotify, a Swedish audio streaming and media services provider. Burna Boy’s last three albums; ‘African Giant,’ ‘Outside’ and ‘Twice As Tall’ had each hit 100 million on the said platform according to local reports.
Here are some of the reactions.
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