Hey Brenda,

Thanks for reading. I am a fan of Burna Boy actually and have written about some of his rarer projects. And yet, I think a thirst for some of what Fela stood for has led us to project some of our own socio-political fantasies onto the man. For instance, this: “His music doesn’t only aspire the nightly weekenders to get lit but also transcends time and culture waking up a younger generation that’s dealing with the problems of their parent’s time.”

I don’t think the second half of that statement is really true — at least its sentiment is not backed by more than a handful of songs from the Burna Boy oeuvre.

But, of course, he makes music “to get lit” to. No argument there, especially when “the gbedu dey enter body”.

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