Grammy-Award winner, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu better known as Burnaboy has berated the African music genre, Afrobeats as he describes it as nothing.
While many believe that Afrobeats is doing well as it is now a Global music genre when compare to before as artistes are now shutting down concerts in foreign countries, it’s on the contrary for Burnaboy as he asserts that the music genre has no substance.
According to Burnaboy, 90% of Nigerian and other African artistes have no real-life experiences as most of them talks about anything but only talks about having great time.
The “Ye” crooner added that Life is not always about having amazing and great times as he stressed that at some point you will have to face real life.
Speaking for himself, Burnaboy says that music is the essence of an artist and the artiste is the person who has good days, bad days, great days, and worst days.
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In similar news, Burna Boy opines that it’s good that the music legend, Fela Kuti didn’t exist in the present generation since his so-called fans today would’ve criticized him and called for his arrest.
Burna made the statement while speaking in a recent interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in New York.
The ‘Odogwu’ hit maker, whose maternal grandfather Beson Idonjie was Fela Kuti’s first manager, said that it’s better that Fela existed in the generation that he did because it allowed him to express his message in his music.
He said; “What I have realised is that the times are really funny. Fela in his time was going through things that, if he was here today, it might have been a whole different feeling like a whole bunch of people from Nigeria who you see today celebrating Fela, are the same people that would have been tagging the police to go and arrest Fela if there was Twitter then.
“So, at the end of the day, I feel like God doesn’t make mistakes. You know what I mean like the times are just perfect for everyone, you know. If he [Fela] was here today, like his career started now, he may not have the space to explore that [his conscious creativity] because there is too much in this day and age that it just doesn’t interlock with the spirits. Right now, spirituality is almost non-existent.
“Now, it [the society] is just mostly run by stupidity and ignorance. It was still the same back then [during Fela’s era] but it wasn’t as amplified or accessed [as it is today]. Now, everything is defined by stupidity and ignorance.
“I’m grateful for the fact that he [Fela] existed in his time so that we can get an experience of the true organic nature of what he was, the essence of what he stood for and the messages he passed across to us.”