He warned us already that if he should join in the exchange of words, ‘everywhere go scatter’, well he has and ‘everywhere don scatter’.
Who else are we talking about than the African Giant himself, Burna boy, who has joined in on the ongoing argument between Ghanaians and Nigerians over claims by Ghanaians that Nigerians do not do much to promote the music of Ghanaian artistes like they do for the Nigerians.
It all started with Shatta Wale, who during his Freedomwave concert after calling out his naysayers who said he could not fill the Accra Sports Stadium went on to call out Nigerians artistes who according to him exploit Ghanaian artistes to promote their music but do not do same for the Ghanaian artistes.
It has been cause heated exchange of words on social media since, with Majority of Nigerians not agreeing with Shatta Wale’s comments, though Nigerian artiste Flavour is on record to have agreed with Shatta Wale’s comments, indicating that it is not only Ghana who suffer it but other African countries.
Just when we thought the dust was finally settling and people were once again embracing sanity, the ‘odogwu’ has come out to ‘scatter everywhere’
In a post on snap, he questioned why we would blame Nigeria for not promoting Ghana music when we play South African, American and UK music when they too do not promote our music but we choose to blame only Nigeria.
He wrote, “DEM DEY PLAY SOUTH AFRICAN, AMERICAN AND UK MUSIC ALSO FOR GH. BUT NA NIGERIA OWN BE ISSUE. SOMETHING FISHY IS SMELLING”.
Burna Boy revealing his Pan African inclinations condemned the comments of Shatta Wale as it has the potential to be a ‘grave disservice to the coming generations coming after us’
He wrote, “PUSHING THIS AGENDA OF SEPARATION BETWEEN OUR BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN NATIONS IS A GRAVE DISSERVICE TO THE GENERATIONS TO COME AFTER US. AND IT GOES AGAINST EVERYTHING I STAND FOR AS A MAN AND AS AN UNAPOLOGETIC PAN AFRICANIST. THEREFFORE, IF SHATTA OR ANYONE HAS A PERSONAL PROBLEM WITH ME, I’M STILL OPEN TO FIGHT 1 ON 1 AND SQUASH IT AFTER. THE SAME WAY I’VE ALWAYS BEEN. NOBODY WILL RUIN THE UNITY WE CONTINUOUSLY TRY TO BUILD FOR A STRONGER AND BETTER AFRICA”