Nigerian singer, Daniel Benson, popularly known with his stage name as BNXN has supported Burna Boy’s statement saying 90 per cent of Nigerian music today, lack substance.
BNXN, who signed a one-year contract with Burna Boy’s ‘Spaceship’ record label back in 2020, made this known during an Instagram live session Friday.The ‘Gwagwalada’singer, acknowledged Burna’s prowess, adding that just like his former boss, he also makes music with substance.
“You see why I connect so much with Burna is because everything is so different out here. When I listen to him and I listen to somebody else, it’s like, you can just tell he’s doing his own thing, the same thing if you listen to me.There’s only a few of us that’s real and that’s doing this thing with proper substance and having something to say in it,” BNXN said.
On Monday, during an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy made headlines with his comment on Afrobeat , When asked what inspired the album’s name (I Told Them) , He revealed that the album addresses people from his “own home” who have doubted his success.as he said “90 per cent of them(artiste) have no real-life experiences that they can understand which is why you hear most of the Nigerian music or African music or Afrobeats as you people call it, is mostly about nothing, literally nothing. There’s no substance to it.”
Burna claimed that “there is no substance” to the genre because most Afrobeats artistes only talk about having “an amazing time” in their songs. “But at the end of the day, life is not an amazing time,” he continued .”No matter how nice of a time you are having now or you had at some point or you plan to have, you are still going to face life. So, for me, I feel like music should be the essence of the artiste. The artiste is a person who has good day, bad day, his great days and worst days.” He said.