According to her, the tension in Nigeria has been noticed by organizations and are currently calling for an end to the violation of human right.
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J Mohammed has given a positive response to Burna Boy’s request to the United Nations over the massive killings of citizens of Nigeria by the military.
The afrobeat giant called on the United Nations to support Nigerians following the killings of unarmed men and women who went protesting for a better government free from corruption, godfather-politics, police brutality among other things that threaten the safety of the citizens.
He was met with a positive response from the deputy secretary-general, Amina J Mohammed.
She added that herself together with the UN is stressing on the importance of respect for peaceful protest and also maximum restraint to be exercised by the security forces.
The singer who is currently in the UK urged British citizens and residents, to sign the petition, urging other people in America and Asia to the same.
Award-winning singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is promoting a new petition in the United Kingdom to sanction the federal government and public officials for human rights abuses over the #EndSARS movement.
The petition on the UK government and parliament website accused the government and the police of violating the rights of agitators protesting against police brutality.
It urged the UK to implement sanctions that allow “individuals and entities that violate human rights around the world to be targeted.”
“Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights,” it read.
He wrote, “I am in London and I’m doing my best to make sure sanctions are imposed against Nigerian Government Officials. I need all citizens of all European countries, America, Asia EVERYWHERE to please Do the Same. THEY MUST ALL PAY!!”
The page noted that the petition, created on Tuesday and which can only be signed by British citizens and residents, will be considered in the UK parliament when it reaches its target of 100,000 signatures.
73,517 individuals have so far signed a petition as at the time of filing this report.
This is coming after multiple reports of massive shootings of #EndSARS protesters by security agents at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday evening.
According to him, there is no reason why a sergeant in the police force would earn 50-60 thousand naira a month with no benefits. Burna wrote that this doesn’t help the situation of things at the moment.
Sensational singer, Burna Boy has called for an Institutional reform in Nigeria as a whole.
The singer took to his Twitter page to share his opinion on what really needs to be done for the country to experience a change espcilly with the ongoing protests.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “It’s a great morning to demand for institutional reform in Nigeria. No reason why a sergeant on the police force earns 50/60k ($127) a month with no benefits! It doesn’t help our plight. #SARSMUSTEND“
It’s a great morning to demand for institutional reform in Nigeria ?? No reason why a sergeant on the police force earns 50/60k ($127) a month with no benefits! It doesn’t help our plight. #SARSMUSTEND
Grammy nominated Nigerian singer, Ogulu Damini, professionally known as Burna Boy has made Nigerians proud again after his appearance on the Rolling Stone Top 500 Artists chart this week, landing at Number 128.
This comes after he released his new album, “Twice as Tall” executive produced by American rapper cum producer, P. Diddy.
NRM learnt that he Debuted number 1 on world albums on billboard and number 54 on billboard hot 200.
The Rolling Stone Artists 500 chart ranks the most-streamed artists of the week in the United States, taking into account audio streams across an artist’s entire catalog during the tracking period.
According to Elias Leight of Rolling Stone, Burna Boy pulled in a total of 14.8 million streams between August 14th and August 20th in the U.S.
The singer’s numbers for Twice as Tall show steady growth since last year’s Grammy-nominated African Giant, which has earned more than 100,000 album-equivalent units in the 13 months since its release.
Twice as Tall debuted at Number 54 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, amassing 11.4 million audio streams Stateside, an increase of around 50 percent relative to African Giant‘s opening week of 8.5 million.
During Twice as Tall‘s first week, “Monsters You Made,” a bracing track featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin, proved to be the album’s most popular song, earning more than a million audio streams in the U.S.
It was followed by “Way Too Big,” a syncopated missile co-written by the super-producer Timbaland and the longtime Kanye West collaborator Mike Dean, and “Level Up (Twice as Tall),” the blunt album-opener, which each earned more than 850,000 streams.
These numbers reflect Burna Boy’s growing profile, which has expanded in the U.S. through a combination of relentless touring (pre-pandemic) and savvy collaborations with acts like Future, YG, and Naughty by Nature, among others.
“One thing that’s constant [in my career] is growth,” Burna Boy told Rolling Stone in 2019. “It’s not an up and down thing. I climbed every step. I don’t skip steps — I’m too heavy to skip steps.”
Multi award-winning Nigerian singer, Wizkid, has shown support and love to Grammy nominated singer and self acclaimed Giant of Africa Burna Boy, after the release of his most anticipated music album, Twice As Tall yesterday, 14th August, 2020.
Star Boy, as his popularly known, took to Instagram page to share Burna Boy’s Album cover on his Instagram status. He wrote; “Eje Mi”, which means My Blood in Yoruba Language.
Burna Boy’s Album has been getting lots of support from both local and international celebrities, as fans of the African Giant took to social media to hype the album. Nigerian celebrities has been tweeting about the Album.
The Album has peaked on Apple Music top songs worldwide and has moved to no. 7 on the United State Apple Music Top Albums. Truly, this is Burna Boy’s Year!!!
Burna Boy has been called out by some social media users for what they have called ‘homophobic lyrics’ on his recently released album, Twice as Tall.
We had earlier reported that Burna Boy Twice as Tall Album recorded about five million streams within the first hour of its release, making it become an instant hit.
On social media, fans and followers have been praising him for the album, while it has begun generating massive reviews online.
A Twitter user, @Blaise_21, took to the social media platform to call out Burna Boy for homophobia on the track, “Wettin Dey Sup.”
“This Burna boy lyric spills homophobia back to back.
I been sensed it.
Stop making excuses for Burna boy because you like his music.
Historically, gay people were called weak because they’re not attracted to women and many gay men could only be involved in anal sex.
Also, telling all of us you’re straight after having a song with Sam Smith”
The refrain of the track goes;
“I no be one of those men wey dey fear toto fuck nyash
Check am, na kpa goro kpa
Me I know say everybody got to die on day buried six feet under golo ta”
See more reactions below;
@UnekwuojoJimmy: This Burna Boy has shown time and time again that he is an insensitive, ignorant and razz little shit. Now his homophobia has jumped out… again!
But because he is your fave and you want to vibe so desperately to his mediocre music, you will unlook all his BS.
@TrophyHusbandD: Homophobic lines in music are so silly because they almost never add anything of value to the song…. But now a potentially good song becomes a source of pain or discomfort for your fans.
@fendihoe_: Not people being dishonest and gas lighting this tweet……..is it not on this same TL people were questioning his collab with Sam Smith Bc we all know he’s homophobic?
@Stepharney2: So you can go about screaming you’re gay and rainbowing up but the straight people can’t?
You’re the only one with the rights to state your sexuality in people’s faces?