Headies award-winner, Olorunyomi Oloruntimilehin, popularly known as Bad Boy Timz, has called out his colleague, Burna Boy for his recent comment that afrobeats lacks substance.
It may be recalled that in a recent interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the Self proclaimed African Giant asserted that 90 percent of afrobeat songs is “literally nothing”.
Badboy Timz, who featured on an episode of Fresh Off The Boat podcast, faulted Burna Boy nd noted tht Afrobeat has fed the ‘Last Last’ crooner for years.
He, however, said that he believes the Grammy winner might have been referring to some artostes and not all of them.
He said: “I feel like maybe representation of the message he [Burna Boy] was to pass across came off as a ‘Burna Boy.’ You understand that Burna is the type of person to make his point whether you hurt or not.
“But to say that afrobeat has no substance, I feel like he is just talking about certain people [artistes]. The kind of music I make has substance; it’s not all jumpy. There are some sad moments. So, people who make albums out of nothing are on their own.
“And Burna Boy saying that people [artistes] don’t have real life or good-enough experiences is just like speaking on behalf of other people. There are people who feel pain. Nobody has it 100 per cent. There are people who have been through a lot of traumatic experiences. Just because they don’t choose to put it in their music does not make them weak or unappreciative.
“Fela Kuti started afrobeat. Afrobeat is the base. Afrobeat is like our foundation. I mean, Afrobeat has fed Burna for years.”