By Our Reporter
There is no gain saying that Nigerian music star, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has put Nigeria on the world map on account of his superlative talent. It is also a statement of fact that the singer made headlines around the world in 2021 when his album, Twice as Tall, won the Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Inspite his achievements in the music industry, Burna Boy had been enmeshed in several scandals that revolves around violence. The most recent was the shootings of two fun seekers by his police escorts at the Club Cubana, Victoria Island, Lagos. The four times Grammy award winner reportedly had issue with a married man after making advances at his wife.
That Burna Boy’s name is associated with violence cannot be disputed. The singer in March 2021 had a squabble with CDQ over Obafemi Martins.
He was fingered in a fracas that occurred in a Lagos club, Quilox. According to ace indigenous rap artiste, CDQ, who was involved in the brawl, the bone of contention was that Burna Boy disrespected veteran Nigerian footballer, Obafemi Martins.
CDQ further claimed that he was stabbed by Burna Boy’s camp and left bloodied. However, all parties involved have since made peace.
The Grammy award winner had a face off with fellow music star, Davido. This happened
In December 2020 in Accra, Ghana. Ghanaians witnessed the ‘clash of the titans’ as two of Nigeria’s biggest music stars, Burna Boy and Davido, had a face-off in a club in the country.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at Twist nightclub in the west-African country where the singers were said to have gone for a concert.
The chaos reportedly began when boys loyal to Davido attempted to prevent Burna Boy from entering the same nightclub.
The Burna Boy, Mr 2kay face off was another violent scandal that made headlines and went viral on social media space.
The grouse between the two musicians began in October 2017 when Mr 2Kay reacted to the negative things Burna Boy said about Nigerian pastors. During an interview, Mr 2kay noted that Burna Boy shouldn’t have spoken ill of pastors because they are anointed men of God.
His comments did not sit well with Burna Boy who allegedly threatened him, saying, “You better have that energy when I come for you because I’m coming for you.”
On, October 22, 2017, 2baba and Tiwa Savage headlined Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless at Eko Hotel & Suites where Mr 2Kay performed. After his performance, he went to his room at the hotel where he was attacked and robbed. The case was reported to the police by the hotel management. During the investigation, the police arrested four suspects including the road manager of Burna boy, Joel.
During interrogation, the assailants confessed that they were hired by Burna Boy through his manager.
On November 20, 2017, the police declared Burna Boy wanted. He was wanted for questioning over Mr 2Kay’s robbery and assault incident.
The singer later honoured the police invitation and the matter was resolved.