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Really, Should Burnaboy Be Bummed Over This MAMA’s Thing?

Posted by Jim Donnett on June 15, 2015 in Editorial, Social Views · 21 Comments


I won’t mince words.

I’m one of those who thinks Burna Boy is a titanic. Prior to now, I’d written something I titled ‘Once Upon A Superstar’ where I expressed my sentiments on how I thought he’d been steady losing it since parting ways with Aristokrat Records… Leriq, I mean. But I chose to live more mornings waking up from the comfort of my queen-sized bed than a bunk-sized foam in a cubicle filled with the stench of iodine. And so I let it rest. It pains me though that that post won’t see the light of day.

No doubt, Spellz did an incredible job with him on Don Gorgon and Check & Balance. The Chopstix-produced Rockstar even, is another one of my favourites, which I honestly think is how these other guys (no names called… Davido, Wizkid!) should brag on songs. But his problem doesn’t appear to be that of consistency. Okay maybe a little consistency but not majorly though like a Mo’Cheddah situation. It is sha not the music. Oluwaburna has delivered some very fine stuff with the sweetest afropolitan vibes ever heard. And when he gets featured? Oh my daaaiizzz… trust tha n*gga to bring it hot and serve it darn good. If you doubt me, check out Abeg Abeg, Tonight, Run My Race, Soke and more recently, I’m A Winner off Skales’ debut album Man of the Year.

Not that the credibility of award shows these days can be verified or the basis used in scrutinizing for nominees can be made public knowledge but if you ask me, I’ll say his person has on the long run become a deciding factor. Burnaboy really don’ gih a shxt ’bout nobadi and he’s not afraid to show it. He dons the persona effortlessly, wearing it as good as it fits him. He doesn’t have a rags to riches story that has become common place in the industry and he’s not intent on making daft songs that will shoot him to critical commercial acclaim. I really feel his pain, nothing hurts as much as when you’re pushed aside and not given the deserving attention for your efforts. Burnaboy’s material input to this industry can definitely not be overlooked so it’s unfair that he keeps getting the underdog treatment for refusing to do things like the doctrine here prescribes.

Anyhu, I encourage Burnaboy to take solace in these words.
On the long run, you’re the only one that matters.
While he’s hurting, I’ll recommend that he checks himself though. There’s obviously something else in the mix but I can’t seem to be able to place my hand on it yet. So yes, maybe he really should be feeling bummed by the sly. But so it doesn’t happen again, he better straighten up a few.
In the end, it will be well.

Written by Jim Donnett

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  1. ????????

  2. He shld get over dis shit and pray 4 better days

  3. MTV are so F**ked.. They should have kept quiet instead of dah stunt they pulled.. Or maybe it was a joke n we blew it out of proportion buh Burna Boy really deserved at least one nomination.. Buh no yawa.. Just Do U! My Niccur!

  4. American rapper Wale almost fought a company for not including his name in top chart list. Same goes for West who had thrown tantrums at Grammy awards ceremony. Burna Boy case will not be the last.

    Truth be told, Burna boy is very good, talented, versatile, and I like the originality of his afrobeats infusion with dancehall.

    The era of recycling genres of songs is over. This new era has really produced fresh and undiluted songs which Burna boy can not be left. He is a force to be reckoned with in Africa.

    • you sabi

  5. ????

  6. Burna is already over this shiii… why yhu guys still dwelling on this shiii…???… real niggaz add me up 2B1FC27B

  7. You didn’t point out shii bruh… pointless post… u only went in circles and rounded up the post… Bros. free if u no get talk.. Fuck Yemi alade, Burna deserves at least one nomination…

    • Yu drag this yarns comot from my mouth!

    • Loud it man!! You get sense

  8. Burna boy for me is the most talented artist in dis country. …..*drops mic

  9. Burna boy king of originality.mtv or not I love every sounds he make #blessed

  10. Not jst d nomination burnaboy deserve sometng in nigeria music industry. Thngs shuld b done d right way, burna is being sidelineded all dis while in nigeria music industry n its nt fair.

  11. Its very unfair on burna, he should be given something for putting out hardwork since like to party till now, damn you guys are so screwed up mtv

  12. Well summarised nd precise

  13. No yawa ** if dy dn nominate **BURNa BOY **4 any award ………………. 2 us his fans ** his stil d best ******

  14. Swear down Jim, This is the first time i’m gonna agree on a topic with you.. The truth is; there’s an element of favouritism and business mindedness in award shows today but in the end, pure talent will always keep shinning.. #TeamDonGorgon…

  15. Burna is really gah dat fire in him! Is dope ! Great ! Unique and dah ingenuity is inside of him # spaceship # 2a996d4F add up real ppl

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