The renowned musician known as BNXN, whose real name is Daniel Benson, has supported Burna Boy’s controversial statement regarding the lack of “substance” in the music produced by many Nigerian artists.
To provide some context, Burna Boy recently stirred up a debate by implying in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music that afrobeats as a genre lacks meaningful content and substantial lyrics.
Expressing his views through an Instagram live session, BNXN emphasized his agreement with Burna Boy’s perspective, emphasizing that only a limited number of artists create music that contains significant depth.
He explained, “The reason I resonate so strongly with Burna Boy is due to his distinctiveness.
Comparing his music to others, you can distinctly perceive his uniqueness. The same applies when you consider my work. Unless, of course, you prefer engaging in trivial matters. What we’re crafting here is unparalleled. I assure you.”
“Only a handful of us, fellow artists, truly uphold authenticity in our music endeavors. We infuse genuine substance into our creations, addressing meaningful themes within them.
Recalling Burna’s recent interview, I found it perplexing how misconstrued his words were. Misunderstanding invariably leads to confusion, that’s how it goes. So, it’s alright.”
“Personally, I didn’t find fault with his statement. The only concern I have is that he neglected to acknowledge his role in shaping the afrobeats landscape.”