#RevolutionNow: I’m Not Fela, Burna Boy Shuns Sowore Over Oct. 1 Protest

Afro-fusion artiste and self-proclaimed African Giant, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has shunned the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore who charged him to partake in the planned Independence Day (October 1) protest.

The duo traded words over emulating Late Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician and political activist.

Sowore, via his Twitter page on Monday, said: “Hello @Burnaboy, everywhere I turn people describe you as a revolutionary musician, the foreign media even celebrate you compare you to Fela Kuti, but I am yet to see you lead anyone to a police station carrying a coffin for head of state! Join #Oct1stProtest #RevolutionNow.”

Responding on Tuesday, Burna Boy noted that he is not Fela and does not trust any politician in Nigeria.

“Everybody is a Fela fan and supporter now that he is dead. Humans are so funny, you politicians are all the same (especially in Nigeria) and frankly, I don’t trust none of [email protected]

“Well. I am NOT FELA. I Have said that countless times. But you sir Are a politician. Leave me out of your schemes. Thanks, ” he tweeted.

Sowore, a former presidential candidate replied saying: “I am not just one of the persons who you could describe as “Fela’s fan after he died,” I am a member of Fela’s household, ask @RealSeunKuti, as a students’ leader in the 90s I met and hung out with Abami Eda at home and the African shrine! If you want to be Fela be Fela.”

The Sowore-led Coalition for Revolution (CORE), the organisers of the #RevolutionNow protest, last week announced plans to hold a nationwide protest against ‘poor governance’ in Nigeria on Thursday, October 1.

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