Burna Boy, a popular Nigerian artist has just disclosed that he was a victim of xenophobic attack during his last trip to South Africa in 2017 and has vowed never to visit South Africa again until the attack is solved.
Burna boy on his twitter handle also called out AKA, a South African rapper due to his comments lately on the attacks and cautioned MI Abaga against his allegiance to AKA.
He, however, admonished Nigerians residing in South Africa to fight for themselves.
According to Burna Boy: “Ok. I have been away from social media personally until today. Ordinarily, at a time like this, I should come here and say something to try and calm the situation because my dream has always been to Unite AFRICA and make us realise that together we will Literally rule the world.
“Today, after watching the killing of my people in South Africa the same way we have all watched it happen a few times in the past! I personally have had my own xenophobic experiences in the hands of South Africans and because of that I have not set foot in SA since 2017. And I will NOT EVER go to South Africa again for any reason until the SOUTH AFRICAN government wakes the f*ck up and really performs a miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this.
“This goes against everything I stand for, but at what point do we take action? I understand that years of oppression has confused South Africans to the point where they see the people who came to their defence during their oppression as their enemies and then worship their oppressors
“And @MI_Abaga it’s F*ck @akaworldwide from now on. And if you down with him, it’s F*ck you too. I respect you too much, please don’t throw my respect out the window because I swear you will fly out with it.
“Lemme also say that there are some South Africans who are Amazing, Progressive AFRICAN people and I will forever love them like I love myself. But they are not many at all.
“And to my Brothers and sisters I am not encouraging any violence or anything but please protect and defend yourselves at all times, it may not seem like it but there’s always a way. Management will now take back control of Burna Boy’s Social media. God bless AFRICA.”
Nicki Minaj’s Brother, Jelani Maraj Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Raping His Stepdaughter
Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for repeatedly raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter.
Jelani who was handed his jail sentence by Judge Robert McDonald in a New York court on Monday, January 27, was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.
Though Nicki Minaj’s brother repeatedly denied the allegations, claiming the story was concocted to extort his famous younger sister, his stepdaughter took the stand in a 2017 trial to narrate how he raped her in their Baldwin home while he was married to her mother.
He was sentenced to 25 years in prison, two years after a jury handed down the guilty verdict for the sexual abuse which began in 2015.
VIDEO: Angelique Kidjo Dedicates Grammy Award To Burna Boy
Legendary singer, Angelique Kidjo on Sunday night beat Burna Boy and a host of others to win the Best World Music Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards that held in Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Angelique Kidjo didn’t only just receive the award but graciously dedicated it to Burna Boy in recognition of the hard work the Nigerian artiste put in over the last year.
“This is for Burna Boy, [he] is among those young artists [who] came from Africa [who] are changing the way our continent is perceived, and the way African music has been the bed rock for every [type] of music,” she remarked.
Watch the video below:
Although Burna Boy did not win, Angelique Kidjo dedicated the Award to him!
— UCHEKUSH 🇳🇬 (@UcheofLagos) January 26, 2020
Burna Boy Loses Grammy Award To Angelique Kidjo
The hopes of thousands of Nigerian music fans for a second Grammy for the country this year have been dashed as Angelique Kidjo has beaten Burna Boy to the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album.
Burna Boy had been nominated in the category for his acclaimed album ‘African Giant’.
Although he was up against seasoned Angelique Kidjo, Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley and, Altin Gün, many fans were certain this would be his year.
It wasn’t to be as the Recording Academy opted to hand Kidjo her fourth Best Contemporary World Music Album gong for her album “Celia”.
Congrats Best World Music Album winner – ‘Celia’ @angeliquekidjo
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 26, 2020
A win for Burna would have made it the second time a Nigerian would be returning home with the Grammy plaque.
Best World Music Album Nominees
“Gece” — Altin Gün
“Celia” — Angelique Kidjo (Winner)
“What Heat” — Bokanté & Metropole Orkest; Jules Buckley
“African Giant” — Burna Boy
“Fanm D’ayiti” — Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet