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Burna Boy didn’t steal from America, we stole from him – Steve Harvey

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American talk show host, Steve Harvey has absolved Nigerian Grammy winner, Burna Boy of any accusations that he stole from the music genre in America.

He stated that contrary to such belief, it was the West, especially America who are inspired by African beats, rhythm, and soul which are done by Burna Boy and other African artistes.

Harvey made the revelation when he appeared as a panelist on a TV programme while emphasising that Africans and Black American are the same

The comedian said; “They talk about ‘Burna Boy stole this’, no we stole from Burna Boy. Them Africans is us. Africans are the beats, soul, rhythm, and hard work. We get our courage from them. When you see them people, they look just like your family.”

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Recall that Burna Boy had told Apple Music last year that he doesn’t do the popular West African music, Afrobeats but Afrofusion which he said was a fusion of American hip-hop, R&B, soul, Jamaican reggae and dancehall, and African music elements.

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International Afrobeats and Dancehall singer, Damini Ogulu, known by his stage name, Burna Boy recently bemoaned not being respected enough by Nigerians.

He said his compatriots don’t believe he is on the same level as American music stars because of how he sounds. The ‘African Giant’ added that his countrymen often rate up-and-coming American rappers above him.

Burna Boy stated that his latest album “I Told Them…” was his flippant response to naysayers who have attempted to discredit him, both in the beginning of his career and now.

According to the “Last Last” crooner said American songs used to dominate Nigerian media houses’ playlists but that has changed thanks to the explosion of afrobeats.

Burna Boy said; “To this day, there’s many Nigerians who can tell you an American rapper who just started their career, and they’ll say they’re bigger than Burna Boy. They don’t understand it. They’ll say, ‘There’s no way someone who talks like me, can even be on the same level as an American artiste.”

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