Burna Boy, Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, has tackled the federal government over its nonchalance towards topical issues plaguing the country.
Referring to the government as one made of “recycled leaders” who don’t care about its citizens, the ‘Ye’ crooner charged Nigerians to “save themselves” and never lose focus on the priorities amid trivial issues dominating the social media.
“Nigeria my country, please let us get our priorities straight. I want my children and grandchildren to see Nigeria the way we see the western world,” he wrote on his Instagram handle.
“We have real issues that we need to channel our energy to. We die everyday at the hands of police. We are robbed of our rights as human beings daily. Our recycled leaders don’t give a f**k about us.
“I’m begging you, let us save ourselves. I don’t even like the internet because it makes me feel a lot of hopelessness for my people. We’re kings and queens, originators and creators, gods on earth! Let’s stop bullshitting please.”
Burna Boy’s comment is coming barely a few days after Naira Marley, his colleague in the music industry, stirred outrage on social media following a statement he made on internet fraud with respect to slavery.
Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, is one of the Nigerian music acts that has continued to project the Nigerian creativity beyond the shores of Africa. Having had his big break in 2018, the singer has since been gaining traction in the global music space.
Recently, he was in Atlanta for a live concert as part of his ongoing world tour. The award winning singer also announced a forthcoming 16-track album which he hinted would be up for release in August 2019.
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