Nigerians on Twitter have advised singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly called Burna Boy, not to believe the hype surrounding him too much.
This was in reaction to a slide off his insta stories, where he slammed the organisers of US music festival, Coachella, for writing his name on the artiste line-up in small print. He told them that he was an “African Giant” and went on to advise them to make necessary changes.
Burna Boy was on Thursday announced as one half of the pair of Nigerian artistes, that would be performing at this year’s Coachella in the US. Tosin Ajibade, popularly called Mr Eazi will also be performing at the music festival.
While he had shared his excitement about the Coachella performance on his Twitter page earlier on Thursday, his bashing of the organisers got him trending.
Even as most Twitter users felt that he was letting his past successes get to his head, there are others, who felt, he had a right to demand the kind of treatment he deserved.
You see what I told you about this fake Jamaican wannabe Burna Boy. The hype is getting into his head, instead of going to Coachella to prove himself he is ranting about font size. Wizkid fought for African artists to be given award on stage your MCM is fighting over font ode ???? pic.twitter.com/VLKHYrbEDP
— Tessy Hyzeek (@TessyHyzeek) January 3, 2019
Coachella Organisers looking at Burna Boy and his “I am an African Giant” statement right now. pic.twitter.com/fr9rqVcapQ
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) January 3, 2019
You people hyped Burna Boy so much throughout December. See how he’s now behaving in January.
Plis dear, African giant not global giant.
Manage the small print and your ego and perform excellently.
— MakingTheRightNoise (@ThisConnectd) January 3, 2019
Burna boy said he’s African giant ???????????????? See what we talking about twitter hype ????????. Those artist that have been doing this yearly will be laughing rn. You had just one good year alaye. Lil kesh once had a good year too
— swaggzeez (@Swaggzeez1) January 3, 2019
African giant dat doesn’t ve 10M Views in all his 2k18 biggest hits is dat 1 African giant ??????????????
Burna boy sit down nd b humble pls.. my wizkid would never,but hey he’s the arrogant 1 ???????
— zeey???????????????????? (@bashir_zaynab1) January 3, 2019
Burna Boy thinks because a few hungry Influencers hyped him now he has arrived lmao. MR EAZI IS BIGGER THAN BURNA BOY IN AFRICA.
— Deji (@felakinging) January 3, 2019
Twitter hype has gotten into Burna Boy’s head and now he thinks he’s an African Giant and his name should be written over Ariana Grande?
— African Giant – Ladi (@LadiSpeaks) January 3, 2019
Burna Boy is not yet an African giant.
He’s not even a giant in the Nigerian music industry yet.
One good music year and baba just dey misbehave.
Is this pride or entitlement or just plain stupidity?
— Serious Bants ???????? (@Xcel_101) January 3, 2019
Stop playing the African card on this shit, alot of people more popular than Burna Boy are written in smaller fonts. Its not an African thing ????????????????????? https://t.co/cob4nNAvLg
— KinG NomSo???? (@ani_nomso) January 3, 2019
Others had a different opinion: Burna Boy deserves better treatment:
Instead of y’all to encourage and support him and his music so man’s gonna be international, y’all hating, reason why Africans are lagging behind.
— PapiJay (@johnafemikhe) January 3, 2019
Now Burna Boy is demanding Coachella respect him by making his name more visible on their publicity materials. We all have different opinions about this, but when African acts start getting same big font size as foreign acts, remember that someone fought that battle. Selah
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) January 3, 2019
I agree with Burna Boy 100%! And this isn’t about Burna himself, this is about the culture this side of the world. Wiz refused to collect an award because presentation would be backstage. The following year, Davido collected it on stage. These are necessary battles! https://t.co/Mzw5HtpuP6
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) January 3, 2019
It might take a while but you’ll get there. Burna Boy was underrated till they gave him a 5 star!!
— Aba Boy???????? (@Frank_LeanVI) January 3, 2019