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Entertainment of Monday, 28 August 2023


Joeboy slams Burna Boy, says every artiste has substance

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Singing sensation, Joseph Akinwale, widely known as Joeboy said every single Afrobeats artiste possesses substance contrary to Burna Boy’s claim.

Prior to the release of his seventh studio album, the Grammy-winning singer said in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, “90 Nigerian musicians have no real life experiences which is why most of their music or African music or Afrobeats as people call it, is mostly about nothing, literally nothing.”

He added: “There is no substance to it. Like nobody is talking about anything. It is just a great time. It was an amazing time. But at the end of the day, life is not an amazing time.”

He maintained that so long as one has the ability to create something out of nothing that in itself is substance.

Speaking on the latest episode of the Zero Conditions podcast, the emPawa Africa act noted: “I feel everybody has substance. It’s just based on what people relate to.

“Sometimes when you make a high-tempo song that is danceable, people feel like you are just vibing. Or if you don’t sing in English.

“I used to see some comments on social media. Because somebody is singing in plain English, they (fans) would be like, ‘Ah pinging!’ What’s pinging? Because he sang in English?

“Every artiste out there, if you want people to feel like you are an amazing songwriter, just write in plain English. I promise you, fans will be like, ‘Oh! This guy is the best songwriter ever.

“And when someone sings in Pidgin, they (fans) would be like, ‘Ah! This one dey do lamba.’ It’s not lamba. It’s actually still connecting.

“I understand that you can’t connect to every form of music that you come across. But I promise you, anybody that has the ability to create something out of thin air, it is substance.”