Nigerian Afro-fusion star, Burna Boy, has described the widely recognised Afrobeats genre as ‘nothing,’ saying the sound lacks substance.
Burna believed that at least 90 per cent of Afrobeats songs does not represent real-life experiences, and instead only portray great time, and his words “life isn’t an amazing time.”
“Not even experience, because half of them, like 90% of them, have no real-life experience that they can understand,” the singer said on Apple Music.
The Grammy Award winning singer has been a force in the music industry since he debuted some years back. He conquered the Nigerian industry, and now he is doing the same on the global stage.
Burna Boy has literally collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the likes of Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. And, he also became the first African artiste to perform at the opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League final, as well as the Super Bowl in the United State.
“That’s why you hear most Nigerian music, African Music, or Afrobeats, as you people call it, is mostly about nothing, absolutely nothing,” he added. “There is no substance to it, like nobody is talking about anything, it’s just a great time. But at the end of the day, life isn’t an amazing time.”
Burna Boy’s view on Acrobats has since cause division on social medias, with some supporting him, while others labeled him arrogant.