Nigerian Superstar and Grammy award-winning artist, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has received positive and negative commentaries for likening himself to a gorilla.
The African giant in his tweet on Sunday explained that people should not consider the beating of his chest as a show of pride but rather should see that he is a gorilla and that’s why he does it.
He tweeted: “If I dey beat my chest, no misunderstand/ No be Pride, I be GORILLA.”
Burna Boy’s tweet regardless of the explanation he gave elicited quite a number of reactions as most social media users have interpreted it to mean pride
Others have warned him not to term it racism when referred that way by a white. While some others have eulogized him.
@DanielRegha tweeted “Burna Boy there’s a difference between confidence & pride, U are pr¤ud; U have disrespected ur fans, fellow artistes & a lot of celebs repeatedly. No doubt u are a talented artiste but u need to improve ur attitude cos fame is temporary but character creates a legacy. Be humble.”
@PompyRuby “Burna get pride truly.. I see am for bejay lounge for Lekki and we were hailing him and stefflondon.. He no even respond nor say Hi.. He just day move with him escorts them”