There’s an going outrage on Twitter after Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike promised to give N10 million each to all artistes who performed at Burna Boy’s homecoming concert.
Recall that Grammy award winner Burna Boy, visited his home state for his homecoming concert after he won a Grammy for his album “Twice As Tall”.
In the concert, the Governor of Rivers state Wike, who was present at the event, promised to give N10 each to all the artist who performed. This led to public backlash and outrage as Nigerians question why a Governor will gift such money to entertainers.
Others also demanded to know whether the money which Wike promised the artists will be coming from the state fund.
Burna Boy was also gifted land in Old GRA, Port Harcourt and money to build by the state Governor.
See some if the reactions from Nigerians:
The impulse gifting by Governor Wike is so unnecessary for a state that has failed to pay gratuity & pension.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) March 28, 2021
Very irresponsible from Wike! https://t.co/bbkN75SKvp
— Morris Monye💙 (@Morris_Monye) March 28, 2021
Just saw a tweet where someone said that Burna Boy was cheering Wike for spending tax payers money.
Governor brought the man to town in a private jet, gave the man a landed property and you want him to object against the Governor publicly.
Una sabi lie for this app.
— Hydra 🐺 (@BrianJDennis) March 28, 2021
When they say Nigerians deserve the leaders it gets, this is part of why they say that. Gov Wike is so confident and unashamed to be paying artistes from government funds and people are hailing him but turn round and also criticize corruption in the same breath? 🤡 https://t.co/9s7D29kmxr
— ✨👑 DaddyMØ👑✨✊🏾 (@therealdaddymo1) March 28, 2021
Burna Boy and the rest of the artistes will collect N10M each from Wike and celebrate it here. Next day they will tweet about lack of infrastructure and focus on Lagos State. Have they ever ask Wike about End SARS Judicial Panel of Inquiry?
— ADEMOLA (@RajiDraj) March 28, 2021
How Burna Boy sang about monsters you made, referring to Nigerian politicians but still received N10M % land from Governor Wike when he went to Port Harcourt is something i just can’t phantom😭
— Dr Toolz (@toolzbeib) March 28, 2021
Lmao Burna boy will come on Twitter to drag politicians, he’ll call them looters and all but see the hypocrite hailing Wike after receiving N10M. Teachers are being owed 5 years salary in the same Rivers State o. pic.twitter.com/xgp7BHfIAI
— OTUNBA (@ManLikeIcey) March 28, 2021
Same Burna who put a blood stained flag as his avi..just watch that video and see his musical refrain when Wike said nobody can challenge him in Rivers state
Told y’all these guys are using your lives to play Nairabet the other day Bovi used Nig flag to revive his dying career
— Souljah (@jeffphilips1) March 28, 2021