African Giant, Burna Boy has replied after Omoyele Sowore challenged him to join #RevolutionNow movement and protest on October 1st against President Muhammadu.
Sowore had challenged Burna boy, stating that since he is known as a ‘revolutionary singer’, he should the footstep of the late legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who went for a protest.
Taking to Twitter, Sowore wrote;
“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.”
Reacting to this, the African Giant noted that same people late Fela fought for were those who betrayed him.
According to him, people avoided his family just because his mother associated with Fela.
In a retweet which Burna Boy has now deleted, he wrote;
“When Fela was alive, the very people he was fighting for are the ones who put him through the real hell.
People even stayed away from my mother’s family for associating with Fela. They killed his mother and most Nigerians said he deserved it…”
In another tweet, Burna Boy stated that all Nigerian politicians are the same, a major reason he doesn’t trust anyone.
“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 any of you.”
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.— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) September 29, 2020
Reacting to his tweet, Sowore explained that he had been a member of the Fela family.
The activist and ex-presidential candidate tweeted;
“I am not just one of the persons who you could describe as “Fela’s fan after he died,” I am a member of Fela’s household, ask @RealSeunKuti , as a student’s leader in the 90s I met and hung out with Abami Eda at home and the African shrine! If you want to be Fela be Fela.”