The mother and manager of Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has revealed that her son was not paid for the Homecoming concert organized for him by the Rivers State government. During an interview with popular Nigerian media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, on his Rubbin’ Mind show, Bose Ogulu, disclosed that the self-acclaimed African giant got no monetary gift because the homecoming was in a bid to honour him. She also noted that other artistes were paid for the event.
Money was not paid to him but it was paid to everybody else. It was paid to everybody else that went there to perform but it was not paid to him. They were honouring him, he was not paid to be there. For want for a better word, as my people say, it is only a bastard that refuses honour in his father’s house. For me, I do not really pay too much attention to such because I was really busy and that is the honest truth. The facts are very clear, this man was honoured because he got the highest award in his field, in the world
Commenting on how she handles the social media outbursts ignited by her son, Ogulu stated:
He was honoured because he brought that award home. Why did he get that award? Making the same music that speaks the truth. So I do not think anybody was trying to buy him to their side. I think it is clear to everyone that the man would always make the music he wants to make- whether it is for fans or whatever. He will continue to do that. It was not a deal or a case of ‘let us honour you and you will not abuse us again.’ That did not come into the conversation. I think, in the case of Rivers State, it was very wise that it was done because if any other state had done it before Rivers, it would have been shocking