Burna Boy: ‘I wish the world would leave me out of all politics’

Burna Boy, a Nigerian Grammy award-winning singer, said he wished the world would leave him out of all politics and just let or watch me perform on stage.

Burna Boy said this on his official Twitter handle in the early hours of Saturday.

The singer dropped the message after he was replaced by American rapper Rick Ross on the list of artistes billed for AfroNation 2022.

The singer had announced on his Instagram page on Friday that he was not going to be performing at the Music Festival in Puerto Rico due to circumstances beyond his control.

“I’m extremely gutted that I won’t be at the AfroNation in Puerto Rico, due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control. I will make it up to you all for sure! Love, Damini,” Burna Boy wrote.

Meanwhile, other Nigerian artistes including Davido, Olamide, Psquare performed at the music event.

Speaking on Saturday, Burna Boy said he doesn’t want to be part of any politics and only wants to enjoy himself on stage.


The singer said he is the highest-paid artist in the History of African music but money does not give him satisfaction.

He said: “At this point, I just want to LIVE and DIE on STAGE with my Band The OUTSIDERS. I’ve achieved All the dreams I ever personally had. Money gives me No satisfaction, Nothing really does, except being On STAGE with my God-sent band.

“I said money doesn’t satisfy me and it’s my Truth but it Doesn’t change the fact that I’m the highest-paid artist in the History of African music. Believe it or not.

“I thank God and the world for giving me This. I just wish the world would leave me out of all politics and just let/watch me perform till I Die. The only time my heart feels genuine peace is On stage and that’s where I want to live and Die.”