Burna Boy, a Nigerian Afrobeats singer, has responded to those who have criticized him for his silence and non-participation in the 2023 general elections.
He stated that he is not running for office and has never actively supported or campaigned for anyone in his life.
Burna Boy stated that he does not want to force people to vote for a specific candidate and then be attacked if the candidate wins but fails to deliver.
The self-acclaimed African Giant made this known via his social media page and noted that he wishes that the best candidate wins.
He wrote; “I dunno why it’s such a big deal to some Nigerians that I’ve not been vocal about the elections. Personally I don’t have a candidate that I believe in. I’ve never supported any political party or candidate in my life beacause I don’t want to make you vote and then blame me when the person fucks up as usual. That being said, I hope all votes count and the best man wins.”
He also shared screenshots of his chat with some fans who said the reason people expected him to be vocal is because he is someone they look up to.
The person wrote; “They reason are there African Giant. We all looked up to. So don’t try to justify your reason of not being vocal in this election.”
But Burna responded; “If it’s who will show you who to vote for ur looking for, please look up to someone else.
Make una look up to another person abeg.”
Another asked him in the DM: Then why you dy sing about the country
In response Burna Boy said he will stop singing about Nigeria.
“I go dey sing about china now. No para.”
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