Nigerian Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy has said he does not make money as an artist from Nigeria. He made this known on Twitter while reacting to a discussion about his achievements as an international artist.
Burna Boy said this on Tuesday while responding to a tweet from a fan on Twitter. A Davido fan account – going by the username, A Better Time, gotten from Davido’s album – said of Burna during the discussion: “He was *just an average star back in Nigeria and Africa at large, more like an artist with prospects, unlike his peers who had to do it on their own from day one.”
According to him, he lives in Nigeria because he loves his people but doesn’t make money from the country. The fan @Iampetu asked, “ You promote African culture and you dey deny your own motherland, all na showbiz as usual.”
Responding, Burna Boy said: “ I’m from here and I live here because I love my home and my people, e no pass like that.
“I don’t make money from Nigeria. Na only cruise dey here.”
The Grammy award winner went ahead to say he is not a Nigerian artist.
“Me wey no be Nigerian artist,” his tweet added.
His comment has continued to stir reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.