By Ayodele Oluwafemi
Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has rejected the invitation from Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore to participate in the October 1, nationwide protest, noting that he does not trust Nigerian politicians.
On Tuesday, Sowore, via his Twitter handle, invited Burna Boy to keep with his claim to Fela’s image by joining the October 1, nationwide protest.
The activist said the Grammy award nominee has never led a protest in the country despite the comparison with legendary afro singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti while calling on him to join the protest.
“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,” Sowore wrote.
Responding in a series of tweets on Tuesday, Burna Boy said everybody is a fan of legendary afro-pop singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, asking Sowore to leave him out of politics.
Burna Boy wrote, “Everybody is a Fela fan and supporter now that he is dead. Humans are so Funny, You politicians are ALL the same (especially in Nigeria) and Frankly I don’t trust none of you.@YeleSowore.
“@YeleSowore Well. I am NOT FELA. I Have said that countless times. But you sir Are a politician. Leave me out of your schemes. Thanks.”
Responding to Sowore tweeted: “No schemes, just telling you that becos there are lots of comparisons & mannerisms, but there is a need for CHARACTER of the Fela that stands for social-political justice because you’ve professed these when it’s artistically convenient! I do hope you will join us!