The Nigerian Twittersphere has been flooded with mixed reactions after Burna Boy, an Afrofusion singer, rejected a call to protest against “bad government” in the country.


Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow protest, had invited the ‘African Giant’ crooner to join the group in its planned march on October 1, which is Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day anniversary.

The self-acclaimed African Giant, however, rejected the offer, stating that the country’s politicians cannot be trusted.

The development has since opened the floodgates of mixed reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.


While a segment of users criticised Burna Boy’s political conviction, saying that the ‘Ye’ crooner makes music about bad governance yet refused to protest against it, others jumped to the singer’s defence.

“Never outsource your fight for a better future to people whose job is simply to make music. Forget branding, we know say this Fela thing na wash. Truth is, we no even like Fela like that. If you feel the need to protest, march yourself and your household into the streets,” Joey Akan wrote.

“Burna boy claims fella blood flows in his veins but Yet he hates politicians. I see that he’s only carry fela for business gains. Fela was a politician too like Sowore and even contested for president,” another user wrote.


“Burna Boy doesn’t want DSS wahala. Man wants to drop hits, fly to London on private jet and give interviews about revolution, being an African giant & how we are cowards who can’t face govt. Sowore likes DSS wahala. Sowore says Burna (Fela Jnr) come and join us. Burna says no,” Dipo Awojide wrote.

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