“You are mad. Burna Boy won a f**king Grammy. He should have a whole street named after him,” railed Tacha, an ex-Big Brother Naija housemate.
How dare Nigerians question a whole Grammy award-winning artiste who collected ordinary N10 million from a governor that is owing teachers’ salary. When a whole city should be named after him.
After all, a talent-less Tacha and other ‘celebrities’ from BBN are getting cars and other valuables from their fans. The country owes Burna Boy much more.
He won a freaking Grammy. Do you all know what it takes to win a Grammy, to produce music that has put the country on the map? Burna Boy is in the class of Steve Jobs. He changed everything. Only for the country to subject him to the same standard as mere mortal men. We are not yet serious in this country.
Is it his fault that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is paying him and others N10 million each, instead of paying teachers? What is N10 million and a couple of houses in GRA?
Mind you, Burna Boy is not exactly in the mould of Fela. After all, what did Fela gain from his crusade? He lost his mother, his house got burnt by the government and he was arrested and tortured like a common criminal.
What is wrong if Burna Boy should bend it a bit? What is wrong with a little sensible compromise of a couple of millions.; maybe more contracts and state-sponsored concerts? We can’t expect him to be fighting all the battles. After all, Buhari, Tinubu, El-Rufai and Sanwo- Olu are the problems.
Why fight a kind and generous Wike whose only crime is being a Father Christmas with the state resources?
Teachers will cope.
Burna Boy’s new status will require more resources to access. He can no longer be flying commercial to attend concerts. That would be an insult to oil-rich Rivers State.
Also, you need to consider that this action by Wike will help to increase money in circulation. The clubs in Rivers and Lagos State will feel the presence of Wike boy.
Unfortunately, we like to distract ourselves in this country. The main issue is Buhari. He is the problem. How can we be blaming Gov Ikpeazu for the bad roads in Abia, or Udom Emmanuel for the decrepit schools in oil rich state of Akwa Ibom. The issue is Buhari and Tinubu.
Let us be fair, activism is different from business. What do you all expect Burna Boy to do? Reject the money?