Burna Boy says there no substance to most Afrobeats music

Burna Boy says "there's no substance" to most Afrobeats music

Burna Boy has shared his ideas on the Afrobeats style, criticising it for missing any “substance”.

The Nigerian singer, songwriter and report producer made the feedback in a brand new interview with Apple Music. Talking with host Zane Lowe, he recalled his less-than-fond tackle the style, and identified how he believes nearly all of Afrobeats music is missing in any deeper that means.

This, he defined, is as a result of he sees most of the artists as missing any actual “life experience”, which leads to their closing product being about “nothing”.

“Half of them, [actually,] 90 per cent of them, have almost no real-life experiences that they can understand,” he claimed within the dialogue. “That’s why you hear most Nigerian music, African Music, or Afrobeats, as people call it, is mostly about nothing, literally nothing.”

“There is no substance to it, like nobody is talking about anything. It’s just a great time, an amazing time,” Burna Boy added. “But at the end of the day, life isn’t an amazing time.”

Unsurprisingly, the feedback shortly sparked upset from followers and clips of the interview quickly unfold throughout social media, the place many known as out the musician for his tackle the style.

“Him talking about substance, what have he said bout d hardship we been through in Nigeria,” one person wrote on Twitter, blasting him for his feedback. “How many times have he sang about this cruel government… What have he said about ds passed election?”

One other agreed, describing the opinion as “ignorance at its peak”. “A great time is not ‘nothing’. It is something. Something tangible. Afrobeats has lifted a lot of people out of depression,” they added. “@burnaboy should stop capping rubbish just because he wants to sell his album.”

Some followers then again provided an alternate take, and shared their solidarity with the musician after he criticised the style.

“What Burna said is the truth. He tells [a] story and that should be the essence of music. He is an objective person, they mostly appear as being arrogant,” one wrote.

A second added that “Burna Boy didn’t even tell a single lie about his perspective on AfroBeats as a genre and not having ‘substance’ whatsoever,” claiming that it’s his reluctance to “sugarcoat” his views that “makes him different entirely from the rest”.

In different Burna Boy information, yesterday (August 23) the musician shared his newest single, ‘Cheat On Me’, that includes Dave.

The observe is taken from his upcoming seventh album ‘I Told Them’, which shall be launched tomorrow (August 25) by way of Spaceship/Unhealthy Behavior/Atlantic Information, and in addition got here alongside an announcement of an intimate London present.

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