Burna Boy, afro-fusion star, says Nigerians are not mentally advanced enough to fight for themselves.
He made the statement in reaction to the furore over his comment about the font size used for his name by the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival.
The singer had expressed his displeasure that his name was printed in small font, describing himself as an ‘African giant’.
Following the backlash he received from his fans, the singer took to Instagram to express his views.
“I represent a whole generation of solid African creatives going global. Not the soft, low self-esteem Africans with the slave mentality,” he said.
While promising to grant an interview to make himself understood on the issue, the singer added: “Nothing I say comes from any place of pride or any sense of entitlement.
“It comes from my vision of the future of Africa, not just African music.
“Don’t worry. I know it is a fact that my own country Nigeria is home to the largest number of backward unprogressive f**ls.
“I will still fight for them because they are not mentally advanced enough to fight for themselves. They will forever have my genuine love.”
The controversial singer and Mr Eazi are the only Nigerians on the bill of 2019 Coachella.
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