Burna Boy Confesses to Rejecting a N4bn Gig in Dubai Because They Restricted Him From Smoking

Burna Boy Confesses to Rejecting a N4bn Gig in Dubai Because They Restricted Him From Smoking

  • Nigerian singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, best known as Burna Boy, left netizens in awe over his recent revelation
  • During one of his recent freestyle sessions, the music star noted that he turned down a N4 billion gig in Dubai
  • The Atlantic Records superstar noted that the reason he did so was their restrictions on smoking substances

Nigerian singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, best known as Burna Boy, recently startled his fans as he claimed he had turned down a $5 million (over N4 billion) performance in Dubai.

In a video circulating on social media, the Grammy-award-winning star performed a freestyle during one of his recent band practices.

Burna Boy rejects gig in Dubai because of smoke
Burna Boy sings about rejecting a Dubai gig because of "smoke". Credit: @burnaboygram
Source: Instagram

While freestyling, Burna Boy mentioned how he turned down the offer because smoking "grass" in Dubai is illegal.

He claimed that the $5 million was unimportant to him because he avoided situations where he would not be able to smoke his "grass".

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Meanwhile, in Dubai, smoking is illegal under Emirati law.

The singer also tossed shades at Brymo during his freestyle session. He was rapping to a new song and telling his listeners to work hard so they wouldn't "fall off" as Brymo did.

See the video below:

Ed Sheeran speaks about Burna Boy's smoking habit

Recall that prominent UK superstar Ed Sheeran had attracted the attention of Nigerians with a revelation he made about the Afrobeats singer Burna Boy.

In a recent interview, the UK artist narrated a one-time experience he got really high and mentioned that it was from being in the company of the Last Last hitmaker.

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Ed Sheeran said that was the first time he had seen a person "ingest" such an amount of "smoke".

Burna Boy talks about having mentees in the music business

Legit.ng previously reported that Burna Boy captured the attention of netizens with one of his controversial, witty quotes.

The singer, amongst many things, is known to share his logical beliefs on life and humanity sporadically.

In a recent social media post, Burna delved into the topic of having proteges in the music industry and the betrayal that comes with it.

Source: Legit.ng

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Chinasa Afigbo (Editor) Chinasa Afigbo is a pop culture/music journalist and content writer with over four years of experience in other mainstream media organisations, including Vanguard Media and Guardian Life. She holds a degree in Information Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). She also moved on to pursue courses in writing & media communications. Chinasa has also been published in other Intl journals, like The African Report. Reach her at: chinasa.afigbo@corp.legit.ng.

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