90% of Afrobeats musicians have little to no real-world experience, according to Burna Boy.

Because most Afrobeats artists merely sing about having “an amazing time,” according to Burna, “there is no substance” to the genre.

Burna Boy, a Grammy-winning performer, has drawn criticism for some recent comments he made about the Afrobeats genre.

The musician stated, “Not even experiences because 90% of them have no real-life experiences that they can understand,” in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that was posted on the streamer’s YouTube channel on Monday. This explains why the majority of Nigerian music, African music, or Afrobeats as you guys refer to it, is really about nothing.

Because most Afrobeats artists merely sing about having “an amazing time,” according to Burna, “there is no substance” to the genre.

Burna Boy during the interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.

But life is not a fantastic experience at the end of the day, he said. “You will still have to deal with life, no matter how much fun you are having now, have had in the past, or plan to have in the future. Therefore, in my opinion, the artist’s essence should be their music. A person’s good days, poor days, wonderful days, and worst days all happen to artists. In my opinion, the artist’s essence should be expressed through their music.

The singer spent a good deal of time discussing his influences, inspirations, being a celebrity fan, his music career, and his next album, “I Told Them” in the interview.

The “can’t be stopped energy that New York and its hip-hop legacy breeds” is what Lowe calls Burna Boy’s new album, according to him.

Ogulu claimed that the “I Told Them” album name is an address to those who have questioned his accomplishment and come from his “own home” when asked what inspired the name.

“A prophet is rarely acknowledged in his own house and other stuff. This one is for the area of my home and the members of my own family who either didn’t believe it or still don’t accept it. Not just them, either; I’m talking about everyone who has ever heard me speak, way back when I first started,” he said.

“You can go back to my old tweets and stuff,” he added. “I essentially foresaw everything that is currently occurring. So that’s basically what this is. When you tell someone something is true, they may be skeptical, but when they finally see it, it’s fun. There is no better sensation.

The “Ye” singer was also questioned by Lowe on why he believed that those who had experienced the same thing as him could not love or respect his talent.

Ogulu added that his future endeavor will serve as “a window” through which his admirers may view his adventures.

The reasons why There was no Fela in this generation.

The “Last Last” singer claimed that it is fortunate that Fela Kuti, the famed founder of Afrobeat music, did not live during this period since the majority of those who now revere him would have criticized and demanded his incarceration.

He claimed that because of the opportunity to disseminate the messages his songs contained, it was lucky for him to have lived during the period he did.

Burna Boy, whose maternal grandpa, Benson Idonjie, acted as Fela Kuti’s first manager, said, “What I have realized is that the times are really funny.” “Fela in his time was going through things that, if he were here today, it might have been a whole different feeling. For example, a whole bunch of Nigerians who are celebrating Fela today are the same people who would have been calling for the police to go and arrest Fela if there had been Twitter back then.”

So, in the end, I feel that God doesn’t make errors, he continued. You understand what I mean when I say that the circumstances are ideal for everyone. Since there is so much going on in this day and age that it simply doesn’t connect with the spirits, if he [Fela] were still alive today, when his career began, he might not have the time or space to explore that [his conscious creativity]. Spirituality is essentially nonexistent at now.

“Today, ignorance and stupidity dominate the way that society is governed. When Fela was alive, everything was still the same, but it wasn’t as accessed or magnified as it is now. In this day and age, ignorance and stupidity characterize everything.

I’m thankful that Fela lived in his time so that we can experience the authentic, natural character of who he was, the essence of what he stood for, and the teachings he left for us.

The Grammy-winning musician has released a number of songs off his much awaited seventh studio album, “I Told Them,” which will be available on Friday.

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