Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu known by his stage name as Burna Boy has announced his exit from social media permanently.
Naija News reports that the ‘On The Low’ crooner shared the news on Wednesday via his Instagram page @burnaboygram, explaining that his page will only share information on music and upcoming shows henceforth.
In his words, he said, “I am leaving all social media platforms permanently. They are now strictly for my show dates and new music. My social media will now be in the full control of my management. Love and positivity to all.”
The actor didn’t give an official reason for his exit from social media, but Naija News understands that the singer announced his exit from social media after fans called the singer out for using his platform to shade other artists over music deals and streaming.
Fans promptly called on him to apply caution and make good use of the global stage. Burna boy eventually performed at Coachella in April and began the ‘African Giant’ tour.
The singer remained relatively peaceful on social media until May when he expressed sadness over the excitement of Nigerian artists when they sign foreign deals.
He said, “You guys don’t know what you’re doing. I will forever be grateful to my manager/mother for making sure I will never be an “international” VICTIM.”
Fans who were apparently displeased with the artist’s statement, lambasted him, describing his comment as hypocritical as Burna Boy once had a foreign music deal.
BY SHAMSIYA BARA’U AHMED