NIGERIAN music star, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy has sparked off another controversy on the Nigerian Twitter space over a tweet in which he declared that he does not make money from Nigeria.
The Grammy award-winning artiste made the statement while responding to various tweets from fans on Twitter about his achievements as an international artist.
The drama started when a Twitter user aimed a subtle dig at the ‘African Giant’ crooner, describing him as “an average star back in Nigeria and Africa at large” before he rose to prominence.
Amid the heated exchange, another user tweeted: “Burna boy go soon leave twitter NG for una” — referring to critics of the musician.
In his reaction, Burna Boy wrote: “Me wey no even be Nigerian artiste.”
Another fan queried the singer’s response with a tweet, which read, “But you dey promote African culture and you Dey deny your own motherland, all na showbiz as usual.”
The Odogwu singer seized the moment to reveal that he does not make money from Nigeria as he tweeted, “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.”
His response sparked mixed reactions as Nigerians took to Twitter to air their opinions over the singer’s comment.
A Twitter user, @omini_smoochey, while comparing Burna Boy to his contemporaries like Wizkid and Davido, tweeted, “When it comes to genuine fan love and respect, please give it up to Wizkid and Davido. They would rather swallow uncooked beans than to disrespect their fans directly or indirectly. They know the worth of everyone who stan them. But Burna? Lol una kuku be OUTSIDERS not the OWNER.”