Burna Boy’s Opinions on Nigerian Music Sparked Debate
Renowned Afrobeats musician Burna Boy’s latest comments regarding the state of Afrobeats music in Nigeria prompted a wide spectrum of reactions.
The musician clearly asserted in a recent interview that 90% of Afrobeat songs lack real life experiences and significant content.
Burna Boy stated that he thought many musicians in the business lacked first-hand knowledge, which led to the lack of content in their songs. He continued by saying that many songs just briefly mention themes of living a luxurious lifestyle or having a great time, which frequently do not reflect reality.
“Not even experience, because half of them like 90% of them have no real-life experience that they can understand. That’s why you hear most Nigerian music, African Music or Afrobeats as you people call it, is mostly about nothing, absolutely nothing. There is no substance to it, like nobody is talking about anything, it’s just a great time. But at the end of the day, life isn’t an amazing time”.
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“Afrobeats is mostly about nothing , no substance” – Burna Boy pic.twitter.com/dGHcBtr45L
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One Alvin Milli wrote, “Fact, big fact. Nothing but the fact. Artist wey get good lyrics for Naija no pass five. Many of them na rubbish Dem dey always sing about. I support Burna on this
One Temidayo wrote, “That’s pure fact. If you’ve not got real-life experience. You can’t understand him either. Burna Boy is not capping
One Tobiloba wrote, “He don start!!! Always capping like the captain. Didn’t you start somewhere too? We know you’re a big CAT but stop downplaying other people’s art; it’s pathetic
One Lagos Boi wrote, “There’s literally nothing to smile about being black. We create our own happiness yet portray it to the world as we live happily!!!