Popular Nigerian singer and songwriter Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has insinuated that Nigerians don’t appreciate him enough despite making the country proud “every chance” he gets.
The Grammy winning artist said instead of Nigerians appreciating his invaluable musical contributions to the nation, they spread rumours that his mum was one of the dancers of the late Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, and that impotency might be the reason he doesn’t have a baby mama like most of his colleagues.
Burna Boy, whose maternal grandfather, Benson Idonije, was Fela Kuti’s first manager, also lashed out at Nigerians for speculating that the June 8, 2022, incident where his police escorts allegedly shot at one Ms. Steph Briella, her partner, and her best friend at Club Cubana, Victoria Island, Lagos, was because he wanted to snatch her from her partner.
Burna Boy said this on “Thanks”, a J.Cole feature from his seventh studio album, “I Told Them,” which was released on Thursday night.
He sings: “Is this the m*ing thanks I get for making my people proud, every chance I get?
“It’s okay, I get. This Naija no love.
“They say my mama dance for Fela.
“They say I no get baby mama.
“They say I shoot person for Cubana because I want collect person woman…
Is this the m***ing thanks I get? For making my people proud, every chance I get.”