Eye service – backlash as Burna Boy reportedly reimburses journalist who broke camera worth over $2k


Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy has sparked backlash over his recent gesture, of allegedly reimbursing a journalist who broke her camera.

This happened when the journalist was rushing to interview Burna Boy.

It was learnt that the journalist, said to be an intern, broke her Panasonic GH6 camera worth over $2,000 while trying to interview the Nigerian music superstar in Paris, France.

However, Burna Boy noticed the incident and instructed his accountant to gift the journalist some money to buy a new camera.

A Twitter news outlet @HipHopMin5, who relayed the report wrote:

“While in Paris today a young Journalist on internship mistakenly smashed her “Panasonic GH6” Camera worth over $2000 dollars while rushing to interview Burna Boy. The African giant noticed this and asked his accountant to give the Journalist some money to get a new Camera.”

While one would expect the news to be met with goodwill, many criticized Burna Boy for only showing empathy to foreigners but always rude to Nigerians.

According to them, the self-styled ‘African Giant’ would never do the same for a Nigerian if a similar incident occurred.

See some reactions below:

@damoninal wrote: But he dey mash him fans head for him show.. Hypo kini???

@NikkiBillzz wrote: He will do anything to please the foreigners to collect awards and sell records. But if it were a Nigerian Journalist, he won’t look at his side or even smash the camera more with his boot.

@promisetee2 wrote: And this werey Dey booth person here for his homeland

@Thats_asthcs wrote: This dude was like 6 hours late for his concert in Senegal

@MrAkalezi wrote: But to pay for boli wey E chop na problem. Yeye dey smell

@222prettyaf wrote: Nigerians and eye service. they’d rather please an outsider than please their own

@Gikitchen wrote: He won’t do it for a Nigerian tho, always showing off in foreign media

@iamjessica72 wrote: Burna boy is a pretender. He can’t do that in Nigeria, never!

@Diamond wrote: If na Nigeria person do this thing he go snub the person

@UkachukwuChiad1 wrote: Lol, charity begins at home

@wizkidfc_ wrote: Hypocrisy at the highest level. If the young journalist was Nigerian, a match he go match am

@LIFTOFFTV_ng wrote: If na Nigeria here he go use him wembley play the journalist join. Hypocrisy at its highest level odogwu una

@iiosuji wrote: Odogwu for outside. Pun intended

@MosheFalade wrote: Because na we be our own problem

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