Burna Boy, Sowore tackle each other over October 1st protest, Yul Edochie wades in


Nigeria celebrates its 60th independent anniversary tomorrow, October 1st, and while the government is making plans to mark the day, some Nigerians are gearing up for protest.

Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters is mobilizing for his RevolutionNow protest against President Muhammadu Buhari administration.


The activist had called on Burna Boy to join in the October 1 match, but the singer rejected the invitation.

Sowore, a former presidential candidate, said Burna Boy is famed as a revolutionary musician to the extent he is even compared to late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, by the foreign media.

The politician, however, wondered why the singer had never led any protest in the country.

“Hello Burna Boy, everywhere I turn people describe you as a revolutionary musician, the foreign media even celebrate you compare you to Fela Kuti, but I am yet to see you lead anyone to a police station carrying a coffin for head of state join  #Oct1stProtest  #RevolutionNow,” Sowore wrote on Twitter.


But in a swift reply, Burna Boy vehemently told Sowore that he doesn’t trust Nigerian politicians because “they are the same”.

“Everybody is a Fela fan and supporter now that he is dead. Humans are so funny, you politicians are all the same (especially in Nigeria) and frankly, I don’t trust none of [email protected],” he wrote.


Sowore fired back at Burna Boy, telling him that he was not just a fan of Fela, but a member of his household.

“Burna Boy, I am not just one of the persons who you could describe as “Fela’s fan after he died,” I am a member of Fela’s household, ask @RealSeunKuti, as a student’s leader in the 90’s I met and hung out with Abami Eda at home and the African shrine! If you want to be Fela be Fela,” Sowore wrote.


And actor cum politician, Yul Edochie, waded into the matter, telling Burna Boy that he doesn’t need to trust politicians before protesting.

Edochie, who is also a government critic, said Nigeria isn't working and that it's everyone's duty to join the struggle.

He wrote: "To my brother @burnaboy
I'm a big fan of yours, you are one of the greatest. But that aside, I want to let you know that you don't have to trust politicians before you speak up.
Our country isn't working & it's the duty of every real man to lend his voice to the struggle."


In 2019, Sowore had birthed the RevolutionNow protest in demonstration against “bad governance and corruption” in the President Buhari government.

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