Burna Boy rejected $1m performance fee in Delta – Mr Jollof

Comedian and show promoter Mr Jollof, has claimed that singer Burna Boy rejected one million dollars to perform at a concert organised by him and some investors in Warri, Delta State.

Mr Jollof whose real name is Freedom Okpetoritse Atsepoyi said this in a video on his Instagram account on Thursday.

Mr Jollof said they had reached out to the singer’s team with an offer of $1 million (N1.3 billion) but his team rejected it because it was below what the singer charges.

The comedian wrote in Pidgin English, “Me and some investors reached out to Burna Boy’s team for a concert in Delta State for One Million US Dollars (1.3 billion Naira today’s rate). Guess what? They said it’s too small.

“Burna Boy no dey Nigeria lane again oo because we didn’t utilise him enough before he was exported to global music market. No jokes.”

Meanwhile the city of Boston in Massachusetts, United States has declared March 2nd as “Burna Boy’s Day” in honour of the Nigerian singer.

This was contained in a document of the Boston City Council signed by Councillor Ruthzee Louijeune.

According to the document, Burna Boy was honoured in recognition of his “performances and advocacy works.”