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Twitter Users Drags Burna Boy For Turning Down Sowore’s Protest Offer

Twitter Users Drags Burna Boy For Turning Down Sowore’s Protest Offer

A host of Twitter users have slammed Burna Boy after he refused Sowore’s invitation to join an anti-government protest.

Burna Boy has been a staunch critic of the Nigerian government as well as the country’s youths in his music. Many have drawn comparisons with him and legendary African musician, Fela.

However, ahead of a planned anti-government protest tagged “Revolution Now” and led by activist, Sowore, the latter has asked the musician to lead the way and join him in protesting against the government. The ‘African Giant’ declined the offer.

Twitter Users Drags Burna Boy For Turning Down Sowore’s Protest Offer

Twitter Users Drags Burna Boy For Turning Down Sowore’s Protest Offer

Burna Boy Declined Sowore’s Protest Offer

“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,” Sowore tweeted.

 

Twitter users have hence jumped on Burna Boy for turning down Sowore’s protest offer since he has been one of the biggest critics of Nigerian youths and how they sit down while the government feeds them scraps.

Omoyele Sowore, who is the founder of Sahara Reporters tweeted and attempted to woo Burna Boy into joining the protest. Burna Boy rejected claiming all politicians were the same.

“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 [email protected],” Burna Boy said in his reply.

After he declined, multiple Twitter users slammed him for ever criticising the Nigerian government and youths in his music.

A lot of them claimed since he criticised the youths for being too reluctant to change the situation of the government, he should have accepted the proposal.

In his defence, Burna Boy seems to be declining the offer because it is being held by a politician. As such, he does not want to have a part of it.

Several hashtags have been generated ahead of the protest scheduled tomorrow, October 1 on Nigeria’s Independence day. One of the trends is the popular #Occupy Nigeria.

Joshua Ugbedeojo

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