Many Nigerian musicians make music without substance – Ajebo Hustlers defend Burna

Nigerian music group, Ajebo Hustlers have argued in defence of Grammy-winning singer, Burna Boy’s controversial statement that Afrobeats lacks lyrical “substance.”

The Afrobeats and Highlife duo stated via their Twitter account that Burna is right because most of the big Nigerian artistes make music without substance.

CorrectNG reported earlier that Damini Ogulu professionally known as Burna Boy riled up social media after he said in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, that 90 percent of Afrobeat songs which is mostly domiciled in Nigeria “lack substance and real-life experience”.

Reacting via Twitter, Ajebo Hustlers said the ‘Last Last’ crooner was saying the bitter truth which would not change no matter how offended people are

Ajebo Hustlers tweeted: “Be mad at Burna all you want!! Still don’t change the fact that half y’all favs make music with no substance. Tbh [to be honest] that’s absolutely fair cause this is entertainment at the end of the day. But he’s saying the bitter truth.”

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The self-proclaimed African Giant who noted that the genre is “literally nothing” spoke about the need for artistes to embody real-life experiences of their songs.

Burna Boy 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.”