Afro-fusion star singer, Burna Boy made an attempt to correct the notion about the common use of Afrobeat, during an interview on Radar Radio. The singer said contrary to popular opinion, only FELA does Afrobeat.
The term ‘Afrobeat’ has become a commonly used term in the current Nigerian music community. A Nigerian music journalist named, Dennis Peter, in his article about music activism in Afrobeat, stated that “Afrobeats simply lumps every contemporary genre of music being made in Africa into a giant blob.” In deed, several artistes have claimed Afrobeat as their preferred genre of music but Burna Boy has come out with a contrary opinion.
In his interview with Radar Radio, where he was referred to as the “King of Afrobeat”, Burna Boy corrected the journalist by stating that he makes Afrofusion music and not Afrobeat. He stated that only FELA Kuti does Afrobeat as far as he is concerned, even though a lot of other Nigerian artistes would like to be seen as Afrobeat purveyors.
The Presidential Candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili who flagged off her campaign at Karu, Abuja, was greeted with chants of ‘Sai Baba’.
The presidential candidate took to the streets to hail her supporters who were armed with her campaign posters but was left embarrassed as some supporters used the opportunity to hail president Muhammadu Buhari as they chanted ‘Sai Baba’.
The former minister of Education smiled while the drama was going on.