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Nigerians Condemn New York Post’s Tying Burna Boy’s Success To Beyonće

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US publication New York Times has come under attack on micro-blogging platform, Twitter after it claimed that afrobeat went international after music star Beyonce featured Burna Boy in her album.

The publication’s post came moments before Burna Boy dropped his 5th studio album dubbed “Twice As Tall” in the early hours of Friday, August 14.

Recall that the self-proclaimed African Giant worked in Beyonce’s 2019 Lion king-inspired album, having a track dubbed ‘J Ara E “ for himself.

The publication in its post wrote “As you can imagine, the Nigerian artist felt like worldwide royalty when he was approached by the Queen B — um, yes, Beyoncé — to work with her on last year’s “The Lion King: The Gift” album.


Now, as people all over the planet are still streaming Bey’s “Black Is King” on repeat — and hearing Burna Boy’s smooth but funky jam “Ja Ara E” — the international sensation, born Damini Ogulu, is embracing his own ascending stardom with his new album, “Twice as Tall,” out Friday.”

This didn’t go down well with Nigerians who stormed the publication’s Twitter page to criticize them on the claims that Burna Boy was big before his appearance in Beyonce’s album.

See some reactions below

— Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu (@uwagbale_)
I wish Nigerians & Africans would just ignore this tweet, and not help NY Post draw unmerited traffic to themselves. The caption looks so senseless and intentional

— Akintunde Bello?? (@akinz03)
No be your fault na, na the oloriburuku wey talk say make we dey call Beyonce mama Africa.

— Timithegoat (@Timithegoat)
Beyonce needs Afrobeat and Africa to make money not the other way round. Nowadays she is the perfect of everything African. Afrobeat went international without he single contribution. I know I’ve misplaced my comments but damn they have to claim everything good from Africa.

— Koech Chepkole (@chepkole)
Burna Boy was big before Beyoncé. I would say Burna Boy exposed Bey, she has been out for a while.Her previous album with Jay z didn’t sell that much as expected . She saw a rise in Afrobeats and decided to exploit our sounds. Burna Boy, Wizkid, shatta wale are African Kings

— Dehkunle Of Africa ?? ? (@Dehkunle)
@damistorian @gabilexzy dem say na Beyonce make @burnaboy blow ???? … wetin musa no go see for US media

— Fàkòyéjò Olàlékán (@Fakoyejo_Ola)
Everything about this headline is wrong

— YOUR UNCLE FROM KADUNA (@Real_jaeflex)
The person that wrote this caption need to be mentally checked, Beyonce or any international artists didn’t do shit for afrobeat, fela has taken afrobeat international even before Beyonce knew what studio is use for, aside that our artise has been doing well globally mfs.

— Wealthhuncho? (@wealthhuncho)
On the other hand, I kinda like the headline because it helps draw out those Americans (particularly Beyonce stans) who’ve got a limited knowledge of music outside the U.S, and bring their ignorance to the fore.

— IFEANYI (@J_Chiemeke)
Na too much play they cause all these kind nonsense, na we fuck up allow Beyoncé dey use our culture cash out

— Big popa (@mr_orero)
I don’t blame y’all , I blame the ret@rd that called her mama Africa cos tf is this condescending headline !!!

Abass Latifat

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