Self-proclaimed African Giant, Burna Boy says priorities have been misplaced in the modern-day environment, as youths including himself have more focus on making money and purchasing things that do not matter.
Speaking during an exclusive interview with Arise News where he spoke on the expansion of the music industry through the influence of A-lists artistes, Burna Boy said the environment has to be conducive before people can tap into their talents.
According to him, everyone is confused even though the problems of the country are visible, but people suffer and smile because that’s how they have been trained.
“In order for us to tap into our talent…there must be an environment that’s conducive for it, not an environment that is so confused at this point. Everyone knows what the problem is. It’s almost like Fela said: 'we suffer and smile'. But there’s a reason why we suffer and cry because that’s what we were taught since we were kids.”
“For me, the point is the youths right now are focused on one thing and that is how to get money to be fly and buy things that just don’t matter. Obviously, I’m guilty as well because this is the environment that we’ve come up in, where our priorities have been so misplaced and we’ve been so blinded from the things that are really going on. I don’t think there are too many of my mates that you can ask any kind of historical question that will give you a proper accurate.”
Meanwhile, the Twitter community recently bashed the “Ye” singer for rejecting an invitation to join an anti-government protest organized by human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore.
In a tweet on Tuesday, September 29, the activist reached out to Burna Boy saying "Hello @burnaboy, everywhere I turn people describe you as a revolutionary musician, the foreign media even celebrate you compare you to Fela Kuti, but I am yet to see you lead anyone to a police station carrying a coffin for head of state! Join #Oct1stProtest #RevolutionNow"
Responding, the "Ye" singer asked Sowore to leave him out of the protest, adding that he never trusts any Nigerian politician because they all are the same.