- A young Nigerian writer, Uloma, has reacted to the news of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, gifting Burna Boy N10m and land
- She noted that Burna Boy’s politics did not extend beyond his songs
- According to her, nobody deserved to be gifted with taxpayers’ money even if they are the people’s favourite
Top Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, recently visited his hometown in Rivers state to celebrate his Grammy win and he was gifted the sum of N10 million and land by the state governor, Nyesom Wike.
The news was met with mixed reactions on social media with a number of people criticising the singer and the political leader.
A Nigerian writer identified on Twitter as Uloma took to her page to explain how Burna Boy was only an activist in his songs and nothing else.
According to her, his politics was only limited to his songs and he actually lacks the guts to challenge the system he has been known to criticise.
She went ahead to ask how it was revolutionary to lambaste a system in his songs only to accept taxpayers’ money as gifts from them in reality, especially from a governor known to owe salaries.
See her tweets below:
In another post, Uloma said that the government had no right to reward others with taxpayers’ money but instead give them national honours or medals.
This is coming soon after Legit.ng reported that BBNaija star, Tacha, lambasted Nigerians who criticised Governor Wike's gift to Burna Boy.
An aggrieved Tacha specifically stated those who think the gifts to Burna Boy is not necessary are simply insane.
According to her, entertainment has been ‘dead’ in Port Harcourt for a while and it should be applauded that Wike thought to appreciate the Grammy-winner by giving him a piece of land.
Tacha noted that the Twice as Tall singer should even have an entire town named after him in PH.
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