Music artiste Burna Boy whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, a Grammy award-winning artist, has received positive and negative commentaries for likening himself to a gorilla.
@Da15boss tweeted: “You for Dey talk all these things before u win Grammy na.”
“If I dey beat my chest, no misunderstand/ No be Pride, I be GORILLA.” — Burna Boy (@burnaboy) April 18, 2021.
This elicited quite a number of reactions as most social media users have interpreted it to mean pride, while others have warned him not to term it racism when referred that way the whites, while 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”
@tontytroy tweeted: “Even if na pride you deserve am.”
@Jonatha94547703 “No matter how much you try to fake the love, it’s a fact that very few or no one likes an arrogant person….. Ok hand”
@ChinonsoNucio “Odogwu even if Na pride… Na African giant you be… Standing alone to win Grammy is better than gum body… Na me talk am… You are Way too big Jor”
@Luckyflows said: “If Gorilla like make e beat him chest that one no mean say Godzilla no go beat am.ijs.”
@Spend0Gustav0 tweeted: “Wahala for who them catch put for zoo o.”
@ShoffiQuizZ stated: “Burna Boy is not only an artist, he’s an angel, an inspiration, a king, and of course a legend. I realized how talented, passionate and loving he was. I just laugh whenever I remember people used to overlook him in the past.”
@dami_mastermind tweeted: “But if Oyinbo call u “GORILLA” then go say na racists oo.”
JosephTofunmi1 said: “One thing I learnt from you, it pays to be your real self ! A lot of people don’t even love who they are yet looking for who to love em ! Think about it.”
@alte_native wrote: “In other words ” no vex say I dey shine, e dey come naturally because I be SUN.”
@dejimolee tweeted: “Until them mistakenly put you for zoo.”