Burna is right, only few of us make music with substance – BNXN says

Budding Afrobeats singer, Daniel Benson known by his stage name, BNXN has backed his former boss, Burna Boy’s comment that Afrobeats lacks substance.

The ‘Pray’ crooner acknowledged the self-proclaimed African Giant’s prowess, adding that just like Burna, he also makes music with substance.

BNXN, who was signed to Burna Boy’s ‘Spaceship’ record label back in 2020, came to his defense during an Instagram live session on Friday, August 25.

He said; “You see why I connect so much with Burna is because everything is so different out here. When I listen to him and I listen to somebody else, it’s like, you can just tell he’s doing his own thing, the same thing if you listen to me.

“What we are doing here you can’t get anywhere else, I promise you. I said it. There’s only a few of us that’s real and that’s doing this thing with proper substance and having something to say in it.”

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CorrectNG reported earlier that Burna Boy riled up social media with his negative comment about Afrobeats.

In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, he asserted that 90 percent of Afrobeat songs which is mostly domiciled in Nigeria“lack substance and real-life experience”.

He said; “Because of where I am from. The sh*t I have to go through to maneuver and just stay with my crown on my head. (It is harder for people that know you best to love you the most). Because they do not know you best. You just think they do.

“When you start going around the world and you start seeing that there are actually motherf**kers that know me a lot than the people that share the same (not experience)… because 90 per cent of them [Nigerian musicians] have no real life experiences which is why most of Nigerian music or African music or afrobeats as people call it, is mostly about nothing, literally nothing.

“It is why you hear most of Nigerian music or Afrobeats as people call it, is mostly about nothing. Literally nothing. There is no substance to it. Like nobody is talking about anything. It is just a great time. It is an amazing time. But at the end of the day, life is not an amazing time.

“No matter how nice of a time you are having now or you are had at some point or you plan to have, you are still going to face life. Me speaking for myself, the artiste is the person who has good days, bad days, great days, and worst days.

“So, for me, I feel like music should be the essence of the artiste. The artiste is a person who has good day, bad day, his great days and worst days. So, I’m dropping a project that should be a window for the fans to see those experiences.”