Burna Boy distances himself from Fela comparisons by Sowore

Burna Boy distances himself from Fela comparisons by Sowore

Nigerian singer and songwriter Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy, is in the news.

Burna Boy is in the news after comparisons with the great Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

The comparison between Burna Boy and Fela was brought up by journalist and former president Yele Sowore.

The interaction started when Sowore asked Burna Boy to come join a protest.

This sparked a back and forth between Burna Boy and Sowore on  Twitter.

See their conversation below

[email protected], 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.”


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

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
, 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

Well. I am NOT FELA. I Have said that countless times. But you sir Are a politician. Leave me out of your schemes. Thanks


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!

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