Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy has received serious backlash from popular OAP, Shade Ladipo.
The act was criticized over his performance at the Gidi Culture Festival where a number of African stars took to stage to entertain the crowd.
Burna who made a grand entry in a caterpillar, proceeded to give a lackluster performance before exiting the stage without acknowledging fans, with his final set uncompleted.
Anyways, Shade Ladipo has called him out in an analytical essay distributed to media houses with the scornful title ‘The Epic Failure That Is Burna Boy’.
Here’s her piece:
When Gidi Cultural Fest advertised that Burna Boy was in their line up I was pretty excited.
I waited from 9PM till 4:30AM for the moment he would arrive on stage and ‘Ol Boy did he arrive….Burna arrived in a construction type truck which was amazing and then……it all went down hill from there
First there was no introduction from him which was not bad or even noticeable considering a great number of people in the crowd were tired from the whole event proper, I then noticed that Burna did not really seem to care if the crowd were feeling him, of course he made sure we shouted to the parts of the songs that are most noticeable but asides that, Burna was having fun on the stage sometimes with his dancers without any kind of connection to the crowd.
The place could have been empty and Burna would have performed the same way he did. The set wasn’t impressive as the mixes were skipped into each other without much thought, Burna was singing on his songs which already had vocals (and he was off key half of the time), at a point he couldn’t even sing along to a particular song and he really just let the song do its thing and finally without saying a word and without the song ending, Burna just left the stage like someone had insulted his family lineage.
Like who comes on stage and leaves abruptly without notice, haba did we annoy you? Abi we didn’t come on time?
You must understand that Burna Boy was one of the major headlines for the event so a good number of people had waited it out to hear and see him perform and in my opinion that was the worst performance of ALL time.
Burna please grow up, you are talented but you cannot eat talent, people must key into your talent and for it to be sustainable they must key into it for a very long time (unless you are interested in flash in the pan then you are on course)
Being an Artiste transcends just coming on stage and giving us back the same songs which we already have on CD, being a performing Artiste is about so much more.
P.S.S. Money slow to enter, Money quick to go (Ask Idris, Ask Styl Plus, Ask Olu Maintain)