The media personality and former Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) sent out the invitation via a tweet in which he stated how Burna Boy has been described as a revolutionary musician and also compared to late music legend, Fela Kuti.
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! Join #Oct1stProtest #RevolutionNow
Burna Boy however declined the invitation by insisting that he is not Fela Kuti. He also recalled how people stayed away from his mother’s family for associating with Fela.
Burna responded by tweeting;
Reacting to Burna Boy’s insistence on not being Fela, Sowore insinuated that the singer portrays Fela’s character when it is artistically convenient. The media personality also shared old tweets in which Burna Boy claimed Fela lives in him and also wore panties on stage like the late music legend.
No schemes, just telling you that becos there are lots of comparisons & mannerisms, but there is a need for CHARACTER of the Fela that stands for social-political justice because you’ve professed these when it’s artistically convenient! I do hope you will join us!