Burna Boy’s mother and manager, Bose Ogulu has revealed that the Grammy award winner did not receive N10m from Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State as promised at the homecoming reception.
Recall that during a homecoming ceremony for Burna Boy, the governor promised to gift him land and money as appreciation for winning the Grammy Awards.
Wike also promised to gift other singers that performed that night N10m each.
However speaking with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbing Minds, 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.
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She said it would have been absurd 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.”
"Money wasn't paid" to Burna for the Rivers State reception. pic.twitter.com/sz9NhOq9zc
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) May 10, 2021