Afrobeats lacks substance and real-life experiences – Burna Boy 

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    Grammy award-winning Afrobeat singer, Burna Boy has sparked a range of reactions on social media following his comment on Afrobeats in Nigeria.

    The ‘Common Person’ crooner in a recent interview on Apple Music, described Afrobeats as nothing, saying it lacks substance and real-life experiences.

    According to him, 90% of Nigeria Afrobeats singer’s don’t have any real-life experiences, hence, why their songs lack substances.

    The African Giant as fondly called said: “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.”

    His comment sparked mixed reactions on social media, while some agreed with him, others slammed him for being arrogant.

    See some reactions below:

    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

    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!!!

    Another Alvin Milli said, “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

    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.

    Another Engr Tejumola wrote, “Burna Boy and saying rubbish after e don smoke Igbo”.

    Desola said, “This guy seeks validation, but he’ll enter studio and sing the opposite. Who is he deceiving

    Khalifa Slimxx wrote, “This guy just de talk rubbish with so much confidence.”

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    Queen Ferry
    Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu known professionally as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, Journalist and Content Editor. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited. If Treasure is not blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

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