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.

Tracklist for Burna Boy’s seventh album, “I Told Them,” is released.

The tracklist for afrobeats musician Burna Boy’s forthcoming album has been made public. I informed them.

On Monday, the self-described African Giant posted on social media to share the music project’s artwork.
The 17-track CD includes two music videos for his singles “Big 7” and “Sittin’ On Top Of The World,” as well as 15 songs.
Both American rapper J Cole, who has sold platinum records, and Nigerian street-hop sensation Seyi Vibez make cameo appearances on the album.

The outstanding collaboration between the Afrobeats icon and British Nigerian rapper Dave is also evident on the album.

The 7th studio album from Burna is scheduled to be released on August 25.

The eagerly awaited record follows his Grammy-nominated sixth album, “Love, Damini,” which was published in 2022.

BBNaija All Stars: Neo informs Tolanibaj, “I’m ending our relationship.”

Neo Akpofure, a housemate on Big Brother Naija All Stars, has threatened to break up with Tolanibaj after she got into a fight with Ilebaye on Tuesday because of him.

Ilebaye confronted Tolanibaj after discovering him flirting with Neo, and the latter called her “shameless” for getting into a fight over a man.

Following the fight, Neo and Tolani got into a heated argument in the bathroom.

What the f*ck do you think you’re doing, asked Neo? I’m going to sever all ties with this [relationship]. It no longer makes sense. I’ve told you numerous times. And you portray a lack of understanding. Do you recognize yourself? Do you lose sight of who you are?

I’m sick and tired of acting like an idiot, Tolanibaj retorted.

Neo interjected: “Playing fool to who? Why didn’t you lash out at me with that rage?

“I have done it so many times,” Tolanibaj declared. I’m worn out.

According to DAILY POST, Tolanibaj has feuded with a number of female roommates, including CeeC, and expelled housemates Princess and Uriel for previously making advances against Neo.

After a lover unfollowed him for kissing Mercy, Kiddwaya boasts on BBNaija that “she’ll follow me back.”

Terseer Waya, nicknamed Kiddwaya, the third evicted BBNaija All Stars housemate, is optimistic about making up with his girlfriend Laura after she unfollowed him on Instagram after he confessed to kissing Mercy Eke just before his eviction.

Kidd claimed during one of his media appearances that his girlfriend stopped following him because she doesn’t realize that his kiss with Mercy was only “a game.”

On the other hand, he voiced his certainty that she would return with him.

My romance is going great. Man, we are strong. There are occasional problems in any relationship, but since I’m Kiddwaya, what could possibly go wrong?

“She’s going to follow me back on Instagram, so don’t worry about her unfollowing me. She may not be accustomed to the game, I believe. Crazy Big Brother. The world, the platform, and the game are all wild. And you must be aware of what you must do to advance. She didn’t comprehend some things, but she will in the future. She will change her mind, Kiddwaya assured The Beat 99.9 FM in Lagos during an interview.

Olamide commends Asake, a signee, for packing the London O2 Arena.

Olamide Adedeji, better known by his stage name Asake, an indigenous rapper and music mogul, has congratulated Asake for filling the 20,000-seat O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom.

According to DAILY POST, Asake became the first Nigerian debut artist to sell out the renowned London venue on Sunday night.

Asake was joined on stage by Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Fireboy, and many others to excite the audience.

On Monday, Olamide posted on his Twitter account that he was in awe of Asake’s accomplishments.

The leader of YBNL tweeted, “@asakemusik Mr. Mony, congratulations! Thank God for rewarding your efforts; you put in so much effort that it left me speechless.

Peter Obi expresses sympathy to Wizkid for losing his mum.

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has expressed sympathy to Wizkid, an Afrobeats musician, for the loss of his mother.

Recall that in the wee hours of Friday in London, the Grammy-winning performer lost his mother, Jane Dolapo Balogun, to the icy clutches of death.
On Saturday, the Labour Party’s flagbearer released a statement via his verified Twitter account expressing his sympathies.

“I sincerely commiserate with Mr. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, (Wizkid), who reportedly lost his beloved mother,” said Obi on behalf of the OBIdient family. The loss of a loved one, especially a cherished mother, is extremely traumatic.

Japheth J. Omojuwa, a political critic and writer from Nigeria, also stated: “Wizkid’s affection for his mother has been evident in his music throughout the years. It was one of the “Ayo” album’s central themes.

“At this point, he needs all the assistance he can get. Love and prayers go out to the Balogun family. for perseverance and acceptance. May she rest in peace with her soul.

Wizkid loses his mother, according to influencer and media personality @PoojaMedia. I’m thinking of you, Legend. 🙏❤️”

The devastating news of the passing of the mother of one of the greatest and most well-known African performers, Wizkid, has caused the entertainment sector to enter a period of sorrow.

His mother, a tremendous pillar of courage, gave steadfast support to her son’s quick ascension in the field.

Woman will win N120 million on BBNaija All Stars, says CeeC

Cynthia Nwadiora, aka CeeC, a housemate on Big Brother Naija All Stars, predicted that a woman would win the reality competition.

She claims that so far in the competition, there hasn’t been a really good male housemate.

In a conversation with fellow housemates Pere and Ike, she stated the claim.

“Guy, a man is not going to win this season,” CeeC exclaimed. It’s clear. Is it not? I’ve never even seen that exceptional individual.

“Until we do,” Ike retorted. When we plan for you, don’t worry. Don’t worry, they’ll be going when we’re done prepping for these girls.

[UPDATE] BBNaija All Stars: I’m dissatisfied and think the elimination jury should be thrown out – Uriel

Recall that the show’s producers previously implemented an eviction procedure. Three former BBNaija housemates are chosen by Big Brother each week to serve as the jury.

NEWS FLASH[UPDATE] I’m not happy, the eviction jury should be abolished, says BBNaija All Stars’ Uriel
Recall that the show’s producers previously implemented an eviction procedure. Three former BBNaija housemates are chosen by Big Brother each week to serve as the jury.

Published on August 16, 2023, 22 hours agoBy Nigerian OpinionUnknown – BBThe eviction jury used in this year’s program, according to ex-Big Brother Naija All Stars housemate Uriel Oputa, has to be canceled.

The eviction jury, made up of former housemates Laycon, Teddy A, and Diane, decided to have Uriel removed from the show on Sunday.

She expressed her displeasure with the jury’s decision to have her removed from the case in an interview with Cool FM in Lagos.

She stated, “Obviously because I didn’t receive the fewest votes, I’m not happy about being kicked out. Simply put, I feel as though I was denied an opportunity that I shouldn’t have been denied.

“I was providing fantastic highlights and substance. My eviction seemed to me to have occurred far too soon. I wished to remain more time. Being completely honest with you, I wasn’t sure if I would succeed, and winning wasn’t my goal. I merely desired to remain there long enough.

“I feel like the jury situation left me with a little bit of a bad taste. I believe the organizers ought to abandon the plan. And they better add me back in if they do indeed scrap it.

Recall that the show’s producers previously implemented an eviction procedure. Three former BBNaija housemates are chosen by Big Brother each week to serve as the jury.

The two housemates with the lowest weekly vote totals are then either kept or kicked out by the jury.

Many Nigerians do not believe that I am on the same level as American artists. Burna Boy

Burna Boy, a Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, has lamented the fact that many Nigerians think less of him than American musicians.

Burna Boy claims that because he does not speak like an American musician, many Nigerians believe he is on par with them (American musicians).
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he disclosed this.

The self-described “African Giant” claimed that his upcoming album, “I Told Them,” is his sarcastic reply to detractors who have tried to discredit him, both at the start of his career and today.

Many Nigerians can still name an American rapper who has only recently begun their career and claim that they are larger than Burna Boy, the speaker claimed. They fail to comprehend it. They’ll assert that “someone who talks like me” cannot possibly compete with American artists.