Nigerians on Twitter have advised singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly called Burna Boy, not to believe the hype surrounding him too much. This was in reaction to a slide off his insta stories, where he slammed the organisers of US music festival, Coachella, for writing his name on the artiste line-up in small print. He told them that he was an “African Giant” and went on to advise them to make necessary changes. Burna Boy was on Thursday announced as one half of the pair of Nigerian artistes, that would be performing at this year’s Coachella in the US. Tosin Ajibade, popularly called Mr Eazi will also be performing at the music festival. While he had shared his excitement about the Coachella performance on his Twitter page earlier on Thursday, his bashing of the organisers got him trending. Even as most Twitter users felt that he was letting his past successes get to his head, there are others, who felt, he had a right to demand the kind of treatment he deserved.
You see what I told you about this fake Jamaican wannabe Burna Boy. The hype is getting into his head, instead of going to Coachella to prove himself he is ranting about font size. Wizkid fought for African artists to be given award on stage your MCM is fighting over font ode 😂 pic.twitter.com/VLKHYrbEDP
— Tessy Hyzeek (@TessyHyzeek) 3 January 2019
Uncle Ogulu, here’s your big font o, now you can fit your pawpaw mop head here pic.twitter.com/jSKuo8VEUJ
— Omotoyosi (@mhiz_info) 3 January 2019
Coachella Organisers looking at Burna Boy and his “I am an African Giant” statement right now. pic.twitter.com/fr9rqVcapQ
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) 3 January 2019
You people hyped Burna Boy so much throughout December. See how he’s now behaving in January.
Plis dear, African giant not global giant.
Manage the small print and your ego and perform excellently.
— MakingTheRightNoise (@ThisConnectd) 3 January 2019
Burna boy said he’s African giant 🤣🤣🤣🤣 See what we talking about twitter hype 😂😂. Those artist that have been doing this yearly will be laughing rn. You had just one good year alaye. Lil kesh once had a good year too
— swaggzeez (@Swaggzeez1) 3 January 2019
African giant dat doesn’t ve 10M Views in all his 2k18 biggest hits is dat 1 African giant 💁♀️💁♀️
Burna boy sit down nd b humble pls.. my wizkid would never,but hey he’s the arrogant 1 🤦♂️
— zeey🇸🇴🇳🇬🦄 (@bashir_zaynab1) 3 January 2019
Burna Boy thinks because a few hungry Influencers hyped him now he has arrived lmao. MR EAZI IS BIGGER THAN BURNA BOY IN AFRICA.
— Deji (@felakinging) 3 January 2019
Twitter hype has gotten into Burna Boy’s head and now he thinks he’s an African Giant and his name should be written over Ariana Grande?
— African Giant – Ladi (@LadiSpeaks) 3 January 2019
Burna Boy is not yet an African giant.
He’s not even a giant in the Nigerian music industry yet.
One good music year and baba just dey misbehave.
Is this pride or entitlement or just plain stupidity?
— Serious Bants 🇳🇬 (@Xcel_101) 3 January 2019
Stop playing the African card on this shit, alot of people more popular than Burna Boy are written in smaller fonts. Its not an African thing 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️ https://t.co/cob4nNAvLg
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) 3 January 2019
Other twitter users had a different opinion: Burna Boy deserves better treatment:
Those people saying thrash because Burna boy said he’s an African giant are those people we need to cut off in our lives, an African voicing his own view on how he’s supposed to be addressed on the foreign scene is bad? Like mehn y’all Africans piss me off,
— PapiJay (@johnafemikhe) 3 January 2019
There was a time when African acts were just happy to be recognized by BET, MTV, etc. But when they received their awards, it was on some irrelevant stage. It was fine until someone demanded they receive their awards on the main stage. It has happened.
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) 3 January 2019
The Question is, is Burna boy making a valid argument; just last year wizkid fought for African Artist to be presented awards on stage and not backstage, Ibelieve Burna boy is a stand for a just cause. Photo Credit: Getty