Bose Ogulu has revealed that Burna Boy did not receive ₦10million from Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Governor Nyesom Wike had hosted a homecoming ceremony for Burna Boy after his Grammy win. At the event, he promised to gift him land and money as an appreciation for winning the Grammy Awards.
He also promised to gift other singers that performed that night ₦10m each.
In a viral video on social media, the Governor said, ” All of you that have come to today, the Rivers people and the Niger -Delta people that have come to perform, I am proud of you. All of you will go home with ₦10million. ”
However, his comment did not sit down well with some Nigerians as they took to Twitter to slam the Governor. The cash reward promise came weeks after teachers in the state protested over the non-payment of salaries by the state government.
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However, in a chat speaking with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin Minds, Burna Boy’s manager and mum Bose Ogulu said it was an honour for Burna boy to be hosted by the Rivers government but that he was not paid to perform.
She said it would have been a travesty if any other state had hosted the singer before Rivers.
”The first thing about that event was that money was not paid. It was paid to everyone else but Burna. Everyone else who came to perform was paid, but him, because they were honouring him. He was not being paid to be there. It is only a bastard, my people say, that refuses honour in his father’s house.” She said
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