Burna Boy does not like Twitter people and it’s not just Nigerians.
Nigerian Afro-fusion artist Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known as Burna Boy has recently revealed his aversion to Twitter users, clarifying that it extends beyond just Nigerians.
During a recent interview, the artist candidly expressed his discontent with “Twitter folks,” characterizing them as a rather eccentric bunch. Initially assuming that only Nigerian Twitter users exhibited this behavior, he soon realized that it was a broader phenomenon.
He said, “I don’t like people on Twitter, I used to think that it was just Nigerians on Twitter that were just mad then I went to Kenya and saw that it was the same thing. Then I went to South Africa and saw that it was the same thing.”
“I don’t like people on Twitter. I used to think it was just Nigerians on Twitter that were just mad…”
– Burna Boy pic.twitter.com/h8fhqxrT85
— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) October 5, 2023
When discussing the American Twitter community specifically, Burna Boy was fascinated by its organization.
He used the example of American rapper Lil Durk’s rap collective, known as OTF, which stands for ‘Only the Family,’ to illustrate the point. Burna found American Twitter users to be quite similar in their tight-knit structure.
“Then I went to America! Americans have their own group. They have their own group, you’d see that all of them are tagged. You know how Lil’ Durk has his OTF, Twitter mad users have their own, It’s a worldwide pandemic,” he added, utterly surprised.
Burna Boy is not the only musician who harbors reservations about the platform. Mavins signee Boy Spyce, for instance, has also openly expressed his dislike for Twitter influencers. He believes that these influencers are often paid by artists to shape narratives and artificially boost the popularity of musicians, even when their music may not necessarily be of exceptional quality.