Burna Boy Asserts The Vast Majority Of Afrobeats Music Is Devoid Of Substance

Burna Boy is one of the musicians that is exporting Nigerian music to the rest of the globe with his appealing skill, which has seen him win many awards and sell out select locations. Burna Boy described Nigerian mainstream music, also known as Afrobeats, as “music without substance” in a recent interview with Apple Music, ahead of the release of his seventh album, “I Told Them.”

Burna Boy stated in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that Afrobeats has no content and is simply about having a good time, which is not all that music should be about. According to the Grammy winner, music should not simply be about having a good time because life isn’t always about having a good time.

Burna also spoke about the legendary afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, and his lasting legacy. Burna Boy, speaking with Zane in New York, stated his conviction that Fela’s effect would have received a different reception if he were alive and active now. The musician, whose work occasionally addresses social and political topics, indicated that today’s society landscape is characterized by shallowness, ignorance, and a lack of spiritual depth.

Burna Boy said that if Fela were to emerge as an artist in the current moment, his messages and activism might not be responsive due to the prevalent dominance of superficiality and quick pleasure. Check out the full interview below:

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