In a recent interview with Ojy Okpe on Arise TV to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th year of independence, Burna Boy, shared his thoughts on how the country has progressed so far. According to him, there are very few Nigerians that he respects and willing to give his last blood for.
The singer further revealed that he would do so as these persons have gone out of their ways internationally to become who they are and promoted positivity because the so-called leaders are not doing anything.
In his words: “There are a few hard respectable Nigerians, serious respectable Nigerians that I will give up my last blood for and I respect them a lot because they have gone out of their ways internationally to become who they are and promoted positivity because the appointed leaders are not doing anything of that sort.”
He went further to state that everyone is in a state of confusion because we are suffering and smiling, a popular phrase used by the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Burna said; “We suffer and smile but there a reason why we do that comfortably because it has been inbuilt since we were tender.” This is coming after he was dragged by Nigerians for declining Yele Sowore’s request to protest.
Burna also spoke about the fact the Music Industry in the country cannot thrive well if proper infrastructure is not put in place. He said that youths are now focused on one thing…’ to be fly’ because of misplaced priorities from the actual happening in the society. Burna also admitted that he also is guilty of this.
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