Burna Boy quits social media

Burna Boy quits social media

Prominent Nigerian Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu also known as Burna Boy has announced his exit from social media permanently.

 

According to reports, the ‘On The Low’ singer shared the news on Wednesday, May 14th via his Instagram page @burnaboygram, explaining that his page will only share information on music and upcoming shows henceforth.

 

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He said, “I am leaving all social media platforms permanently.

They are now strictly for my show dates and new music.

My social media will now be in the full control of my management. Love and positivity to all.”

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Although no official reason was given for this exit, it comes after fans called the singer out for using his platform to shade other artists over music deals and streaming.

 

1st News reports that Burna Boy has, on several occasions, used his social media handles to air controversial statements on trending issues.

 

In January, he accused Coachella of disrespecting him by writing his name in a small font on the Festival’s poster. He insisted on a change and called himself an ‘African Giant’.

 

Fans promptly called on him to apply caution and make good use of the global stage. Burna boy eventually performed at Coachella in April and began the ‘African Giant’ tour.

 

The singer remained relatively peaceful on social media until May when he expressed sadness over the excitement of Nigerian artists when they sign foreign deals.

 

He said, “You guys don’t know what you’re doing. I will forever be grateful to my manager/mother for making sure I will never be an “international” VICTIM.

Fans were angry at the statement because it came at the wake of Tiwa Savage’s new deal with Universal Music Group. It was also described as hypocritical as Burna Boy once had a foreign music deal.

 

 

Tiwa Savage has since responded to the singer’s statement on Instagram. Read what she said during an interview,

“I think it’s important for artists to be 100% sure and aware of what they’re getting themselves into, especially when it comes to contracts. .

Burna is 1000% correct. People took it out of context, maybe. It’s a great advice to any artist: make sure you see your lawyers and do your personal research. It took me a year to conclude this deal.”

 

 

 

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