Nobody will ruin the unity we continuously try to build for a stronger and better Africa – Says African Giant.
Burna Boy has finally addressed the recent trending messages from Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy that is likely to cause rift between Nigeria and Ghana.
Recall that Shatta Wale on December 26, bragged about selling out the biggest Stadium in Ghana. According to him, Nigerian artists will never achieve such a feat. He added that Nigerian artists love feeling like they are the biggest in Africa, but “fu*k Nigerian artistes”.
On the 30th of December 2021, Stonebwoy took to the popular blue bird social app to share this thought about Nigerians not promoting Ghana music as much as Ghanaians do. He supported Shatta Wale and stated clearly on Twitter that; “The topic of our brother nation Nigeria not reciprocating the love and support it receives particularly from Ghana is valid“.
According to Stonebwoy;
“We were all Africans before we got separated into individual nations. African history and migration studies confirms that there is more that unites us than divides us. As the big family that we are, we all draw diverse creative inspiration from one another – no wonder then that we have similar cultures and values across the continent, and this cross-pollination is clearly shown in our music and sound. With the advent of the modern day nation-state, each independent nation is unique gifted in order to contribute its quota to the overall status of Africa’s entertainment and creative arts scene. To do this, we must support each other in equal measure. Our brother nation Nigeria has done very well to mark many of the biggest milestones in the entertainment scene and is putting Africa on the global map due to the strength its population (amongst other qualities)
Accordingly, our Nigerian brothers must consider that with their great power comes the responsibility of helping to forge a united African front by deliberately allowing music from the other African countries which pollinate Nigerian music to flourish on Nigerian platforms on local and international levels. This approach will enable the African sound to dominate the world as one big family and as a global force… That’s how we stand as one Africa… My brother Shatta Wale’s approach may be wrong but the topic of our brother nation Nigeria not reciprocating the love and support it receives from Ghana is valid and deserves critical attention. Meanwhile, as the saying goes, we must love our neighbours as we love ourselves (not more than we love ourselves). This means that Ghanaians home and abroad must emulate the Nigerian approach of prioritising an agenda to invest in and support Ghanaian talent”.
Nigerians didn’t agree with the Ghanaian dancehall as many went on social media to counter Stonebwoy’s post. Read a few below
Burna Boy upon seeing Stonebwoy’s epistle and some couple of tweets took to his Instagram story to react. Odogwu shared the following as he stands his ground on Unity, One Africa.