Burna Boy, multiple-award winning singer, has reacted to a challenge by Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow protest, to join the march scheduled for October 1, which is Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day anniversary.
Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, had taken to his Twitter page to invite the ‘African Giant’ crooner to join him in the protest.
In the post, Sowore drew reference to how often the afro-pop singer compared himself to the late legendary afro-beat musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
In the post, Sowore noted that Burna Boy is often compared to the late legendary afro-beat musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
“Hello @burnaboy, everywhere I turn people describe you as a revolutionary musician, the foreign media even celebrate you, compare you to Fela Kuti, but I am yet to see you lead anyone to a police station carrying a coffin for head of state! Join #Oct1stProtest #RevolutionNow,” he tweeted.
In a swift reply, Burna Boy vehemently told Sowore that he doesn’t trust Nigerian politicians because “they are the same”.
“Everybody is a Fela fan and supporter now that he is dead. Humans are so funny, you politicians are all the same (especially in Nigeria) and frankly, I don’t trust none of [email protected],” he wrote. Everybody is a Fela fan and supporter now that he is dead. Humans are so Funny, You politicians are ALL the same (especially in Nigeria) and Frankly, I don’t trust any of you.@YeleSowore.
—Burna Boy (@burnaboy) September 29, 2020