Yul Edochie, a Nollywood actor, has tasked Burna Boy on his role in protesting the undesired realities in Nigeria, saying he doesn’t have to trust politicians to speak up.
Burna Boy, an Afrofusion singer, had earlier rejected an invitation by Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow protest, to join a march scheduled for October 1, Nigeria’s Independence Day.
The ‘Ye’ crooner had vehemently told Sowore that he doesn’t trust Nigerian politicians.
“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 you,” he had said.
Weighing into the unfolding drama, Yul Edochie said the country isn’t working and it is the duty of every concerned Nigerian to speak up against political ills.
“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,” the actor wrote on Wednesday.
“Our country isn’t working & it’s the duty of every real man to lend his voice to the struggle.
In Sowore’s call to Burna Boy, he had said: “Hello @burnaboy, 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!”