Popular Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has disclosed how he forfeited five million dollars ($5m) to perform in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to Daily Loud, an entertainment gossip blog, the multi-award-winning singer said he turned down the money because of Dubai law which forbids smoking.
“Burna Boy reveals he turned down $5 Million to perform in Dubai because smoking is banned there,” the tweet by Daily Loud on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, said.
Burna Boy reveals he turned down $5 Million to perform in Dubai because smoking is banned there. pic.twitter.com/THtpMY6ozO
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) November 1, 2023
While a few persons have lauded Burna Boy’s decision, many see it as a problem following the campaign against smoking.
“Turning down $5M because you can’t smoke weed sounds like a problem more than standing for something,” Richard Rembert said.
Turning down $5M because you can’t smoke weed sounds like a problem more than standing for something. pic.twitter.com/6er7AAU9oQ
— Richard D Rembert | Software Engineer (@RichardDRembert) November 1, 2023
Meanwhile, the Grammy Award winner in a tweet last month said something that sounded otherwise.
“A wise man can play the fool but the fool can never play wise,” Burna Boy said in a tweet.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) October 18, 2023
Boasting about his wealth in another tweet, he said: “To cut a long story short, DEY PLAY.”
To cut a long story short, DEY PLAY! 😘❤️ pic.twitter.com/VaumwZCZVp
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) October 24, 2023