Nigerians react as Burna Boy turns down Sowore’s call to join October 1 protest

Nigerians react as Burna Boy turns down Sowore’s call to join October 1 protest

- Nigerian politician, Omoyele Sowore, recently took to social media to call on music star, Burna Boy, to join the October 1 planned protest

- Sowore said that he had seen a lot of people compare Burna to Fela but was yet to see him emulate his activism

- The self-acclaimed African Giant refused to join the protest stating that he does not trust Nigerian politicians and their agenda

- A number of Nigerians have now taken to social media to react to Burna’s stance

- While some people described him as a coward others applauded him for not wanting to join the protest

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Nigeria’s Independence Day, October 1, is fast approaching and a number of things are already underway for the big day, one of them being a planned protest by popular politician, Omoyele Sowore.

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Sowore recently took to his Twitter page to call on top Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, to also join the protest seeing as a lot of people in the country and also the foreign media compare him to the late activist, Fela Anuikulapo Kuti.

Surprisingly, Burna turned down Sowore’s call to join the protest with his reason being that he did not trust Nigerian politicians or their agenda.

Nigerians react as Burna Boy turns down Sowore’s call to join protest like Fela
Burna Boy replies Sowore after he compared him to Fela. Source: @burnaboygram, @UGC
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In another post on Twitter, Burna emphasised for the umpteenth time that he is not Fela and asked Sowore to leave him out of his 'schemes'.

See the tweet below:

Burna’s refusal led to quite a buzz on social media and Nigerians had interesting things to say about it. The opinions were mostly divided along two lines, with one side supporting Burna and the other side calling him a coward for not putting his money where his mouth is.

Some people argued that Burna had been known to call Nigerians cowards for not willing to question their government or take their destiny into their own hands by pushing back against unfavourable rule. A number of people shared videos and tweets of instances the singer spoke like an activist and compared it to him not wanting to join the protest.

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On the other hand, some other people argued that Burna was not the government and that he was free to not want to join in the protest. According to them, any blood shed for Nigeria in protest is a total waste and is not worth it.

Read some interesting comments below:


Just recently, reported on eight Nigerian celebrities who had used their platforms to speak about the government.

The Nigerian entertainment industry is one that a lot of young people can relate to seeing as important information is shared in a lively and fun way that would also meet its purpose of getting people to think.

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