R&B and Dancehall artiste, Burna Boy has lamented his plight over the attitude of the Nigerian music industry towards his artistry. In a recent sit down with Fader magazine, the “Like To Party” and “Soke“ singer said he does not consider himself a part of the Nigerian music industry.
“It’s political, man. To be honest, I don’t really feel like I’m a part of the industry. Check out awards, I don’t get awards because the powers that be don’t really like me. I’m not like everyone else; I won’t do what everyone else does. They don’t like it. Everything is really political, too much politics in the industry and I’m not a very good politician.
So I don’t really involve myself in all that. I just drop hit songs, and my fan base keeps increasing. “If I was a part of the industry then I wouldn’t have shit today. Think about it. It would just be one of the songs you hear in the club and then that’s it. “But right now, you see, I don’t have the most Twitter followers or the most Instagram numbers or whatever, but the things that I do the people with one million followers can’t do it,”
[We concur Burna, awards don’t make an artist]