Burna Boy, the Afro-fusion star, has asked his critics to “leave me alone” while insisting he won’t take part in the Nigerian elections.


The singer’s remark came after he was called out by Nigerians on social media for not lending his voice at the elections.

In an Instastory post on Tuesday, the ‘Ye’ crooner said he won’t be swayed by people’s opinions.

He also argued that he has never made money from the Nigerian government.


The singer said his contributions to Nigeria have never been influenced by personal or monetary gains.

He said whatever he does for Nigeria is from the goodness of his heart.

“I’ve never made money from any Nigerian government and I never took any house, land or money from any governor,” he said.


“I’ve never been appointed into any public office and I never intended to be. All the good I do for my country comes from my heart, pockets, time and emotions.

“It’s not for social media validation and it’s definitely not because I owe anybody.

“I say I nor vote. Make everybody getat.”

The presidential election was held on Saturday. 18 candidates are contesting for Nigeria’s highest office.


Burna Boy earlier said he has not been vocal about the elections because he’s not in support of any candidate.

He added that he doesn’t want to influence people’s choices and have them disappointed.

“I don’t have a candidate that I believe in. I’ve never supported any political party in my life because I don’t want to make you vote and blame me when the person f*cks up as usual. I hope all votes count and the best man wins,” he had said.

Shade Ladipo, the media personality, had described Burna Boy as a “clown and an opportunist who only uses Nigerian and African issues to promote his music.”


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