Reactions as Burna Boy says 'he is not a Nigerian artiste, doesn't make money from the country'

Reactions as Burna Boy says 'he is not a Nigerian artiste, doesn't make money from the country'

- Burna Boy has gotten Nigerians talking on social media following his recent comments

- The Grammy award winner in a response to a tweet stated that he does not identify as a Nigerian artiste

- He went on to state that he may be from Nigeria but has never benefitted from the country

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Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, is currently trending on social media yet again and this time, it has to do with his nationality.

The self-acclaimed African Giant whose recent Grammy win earned him major applause from Nigerians has stated that he is not a Nigerian artiste.

Reactions as Burna Boy says 'he is not a Nigerian artiste, doesn't make money from the country'
Burna Boy's comments have sparked reactions online. Photo credit: @burnaboygram
Source: Instagram

Burna Boy made this known in response to a tweet that jokingly addressed his critics, saying that he would soon exit Twitter.

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"Me wey no even be Nigerian artist," his response reads.

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Reacting to the bold statement, a follower pointed out despite not identifying as a Nigerian, the Kilometer crooner promotes African culture. He went on to accuse the singer of denying his motherland.

Burna Boy responded to his post, making it known that even though he is from Nigeria and lives in the country, he has never benefitted from her.

"Na only cruise dey here," he said.

See his post below:

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See reactions below:


"Burna boy is the definition of a true Nigerian politician, once they use you to get what they want, they would turn against you. I am not surprised tho, he got his Grammys so nobody is on his level. Thank God for people like Davido and Wizkid."

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"See Wetin Grammy dey cause...,,"


"Burna if not for the same Nigerians maybe you will still be doing video vixen for davido."


"This country reach to deny abeg who Nigeria epp."


"Burna should sha remember that pride comes before a fall. I no go sha talk pass that one."


"Give a man more fame and watch his ego slap you."


"Baba say hes not a Nigerian Artist but keeps sampling the greatest Nigerian artiste,Fela. Dilusional asf. Pele ohh British artist "


"Lmsao!!! You collect Grammy come change citizenship abi?? "

However, there were some who appeared to be in support of the singer's statement:


"I’m not a Nigerian artist is different from I’m not a Nigerian. And he is right how many of una dae stream his music."


"Nigerians didn’t appreciate Burna until the world started appreciating him."


"Keep this energy going burna Nigerians never liked you talk ur truth if you come for me you collect "

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"No lies Dey never appreciated him in Nigeria."


"Nigerians actually hate to see a confident person ‍♂️"


"He doesn't make money in Nigeria period!!!"

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Recall that a few days after emerging as a Grammy-winning artiste, Burna Boy returned to pay homage to a place where it all started for him.

The singer arrived in Port-Harcourt for a homecoming event to celebrate his milestone and he was given nothing short of a royal welcome.

A video spotted on social media captured the moment Burna Boy and his mother, Bose Ogulu, posed with Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, for a group photograph.

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