Nigerian singer Burna Boy received backlash after discussing Afrobeat in a recent interview. He stated that Afrobeat lacks substance and that many artists in Nigeria focus only on fun and ignore the reality of life. Burna Boy believes that Afrobeat should be more meaningful and not solely about entertainment. Some Nigerians disagreed with his views and criticized him for demeaning Afrobeat. The interview video has been shared on social media, sparking further discussions and debates about the genre.
Nigerian singer and multi-award-winning maestro, Burna Boy has faced criticism after making controversial statements about the Afrobeat genre during an interview with Apple Music.
In the interview, Burna Boy expressed disappointment with the approach to Afrobeat and suggested that the genre lacks substance. He argued that many artists who represent Afrobeat are not concerned with deeper themes and do not address the realities of life.
These comments led to a backlash from Nigerians who felt that Burna Boy was demeaning Afrobeat. Many disagreed with his views and criticized him for disregarding the genre’s cultural and musical significance.
You can watch the video below to hear Burna Boy’s comments:
“Afrobeats is mostly about nothing, no substance” – Burna Boy pic.twitter.com/dGHcBtr45L
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