2019 began on a high note, ask me why? two of our music acts “Mr Eazi” and “Burna Boy” are billed to perform at the forthcoming Coachella music festival. If that’s not good news I don’t know what it, last year Wizkid was billed to perform but Baba Nla didn’t show up, he later told the media his band wasn’t allowed to fly because of Visa issues, well that’s history now.
Burna Boy complained about the font size of his name on the “Timetable” is too small for him being an ‘African Giant’ He commanded the Coachella team to fix it!! The “African Giant” said
We felt it was the end, we know Burna Boy he gets touchy and gets to write things he necessarily doesn’t mean but today another one came up and he called out his country Nigeria:
Burna Boy needs proper public relations management personnel on his payroll, before I explain the reasons why I also want to point out that he’s half correct about Nigerians being unprogressive fools, if not why would anyone wait till 2 AM at Burna Boy’s concert which was supposed to start 6 pm just because they wanted to see Burna boy, they could have asked for refunds of their tickets but no they didn’t simply because they were “unprogressive fools”.
There’s no doubt 2018 was green for Burna, everything went smoothly it made us totally forget how uncultured and Ill-mannered Burna boy is. There have been several cases of threats and violence from him in the past 3 years but “unprogressive fools” unlooked it and showed him, love, because he makes good music.
The recent timetable released by Coachella brought about Burna’s new madness where he claims to be fighting for a cause for African acts to be respected, if I may remind us all Wizkid did the same when he boycotted BET Awards because African acts were being presented awards at backstage instead of the main stage, they listened and fixed it. But Burna Boy, on the other hand, thinks the font size his name was written with is too small, mind you Mr. Eazi is also billed to perform at Coachella he didn’t say ‘pim’ he only shared the news so his fan base in the US would be aware.
We give too much credit here in Nigeria, for those who think Burna Boy is doing it right, well maybe because of publicity and please be advised bad publicity exists such was the case of Shatta Wale when he wanted to come to perform in Nigeria he dissed Wizkid a lot of people knew him from that but he performed for 20mins and everyone went mute they basically punished him.
We have a long way to go.