This week, Coachella announced the artistes that will be performing at this year’s edition of the festival scheduled to hold from April 12 to April 19. Incase you didn’t know, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California in the US.
Anyway, only two Africa-based artistes will be performing this year, and they are both Nigerians.
Burna Boy & Mr Eazi are the only African Acts performing at Coachella this year.
Nigeria 🇳🇬 to the world.Advertisement
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) January 3, 2019
As it is the tradition of Coachella, headliners are published in large fonts on the festival’s bill while other artistes’ names are published in smaller fonts.
However, Nigeria’s Burna Boy believes that he deserves a bigger font because he’s “An African Giant”. He told Coachella this in an Instagram story, which has now been deleted by his managment company.
Burna boy is moving mad🤣 pic.twitter.com/mu7fiFqWBI
— deja (@dejacherellex) January 3, 2019
Burna Boy has this to say 👇 pic.twitter.com/9BHnHRmoyx
— Marie 🦋 (@Idorenyeen) January 3, 2019
How will anyone hate Burna Boy? How? 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/HqdxiJFJgW
— Prof. Yinka (@GalacticoHD) January 3, 2019
Here’s how Nigerians reacted;
Burna Boy and Nigeria…both African Giants, both incredibly exciting, both slightly overrated
— Imoh (@ImohUmoren) January 3, 2019
Burna Boy went from being called underrated by Twitter to calling himself an African Giant.
Your name being written in small letters for such a huge festival like Coachella doesn't take anything away from you. The Headliners are the ones whose names get written boldest. Simple.
— Isima Odeh (@IsimaOdeh) January 3, 2019
2019 Vs 2018
Look at where Wiz's name is
Look at where Burna's name is
But its the smaller artist who has never filled a stadium in Africa that's making noise abt font size on a flyer for a festival for 250,000 music fans
Delusions of grandeur 🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/AT2aojAnhl
— Folarin°🔥 (@FoluShaw) January 3, 2019
Somehow, people began to compare him to Ariana Grande. I’m not sure how the comparison began but I have a feeling that it has something to do with Ariana being the headliner of his Burna’s “set”, according to the bill.
Anyway, Ariana Grande vs Burna Boy became a thing.
Wait, someone had the effrontery to say Burna boy has a larger fan base than Ariana Grande, 😂 even wizkid in his full glory would never say that… Check their stats, for example, YouTube subscribers of Ariana, Burna and Wizzy👇 pic.twitter.com/OIFQN2JbTq
— IA_Olami (@Iyun_Olami) January 3, 2019
Ariana Grande 'thank you next' has more views than all of Burna boy's songs put together….. fact
— bitch bye😎😎 (@m3lanin_) January 3, 2019
Burna Boy comparing himself with this…..?
Just look at the seconds and likes 🤣 pic.twitter.com/LgVrv47ykj
— Prehseedhent Sam (@XammyOfficial) January 3, 2019
Who does he think he is though?
Burna boy. No notable award to his name.. No Billboard appearance. No BET nomination.. Just one breakthrough year and he gets picked for coachella for the first time in his life and this nigga thinks he's Drake. You want your name in caps like Ariana that has 141m followers on IG
— BREZZIDENT (@OlaTheOG) January 3, 2019
H.E.R got 5 grammy nominations just last month. FIVE. And her name is written in the same font size as Burna Boy's. Person wey never even enter Billboard Hot 100 in his career. Just stop being egoistic.
— Dolapo (@Its_Dolypizo) January 3, 2019
One amazing year and Burna Boy thinks he is Michael Jackson lol.
Boy When your name is weighty enough to pull the crowd abroad not just in Eko Hotels and pull in the money too, your Name will be in CAPITAL LETTERS until then, facking build on your success Boy….
— AkWa IBoM's 1st SoN In Abuja 👑 (@Clinton_Vice_B) January 3, 2019
Burna Boy, like your average man, is preoccupied with size.
— chrysanthemum (@nkem_x) January 3, 2019
He could have handled it better
Burna could have emailed them to state his grievance the way they emailed him to invite him to perform.
We are now exporting anyhowness.
— Bishop Faisal (@JajaPhD) January 3, 2019
If Burna Boy was wiser, he'd have told someone to tweet it, then retweet. This is not an award ceremony invite. It's not a free service. You were paid. You need to learn to treat clients better. You can't be seen damaging your client's image without prior private contact.
— Doc C (@tweetMOPOL) January 3, 2019
Burna boy is a king!!!! I don’t care what you have to say. pic.twitter.com/sV90ajXXp7
— AJ | Adonai Jonathan (@Mrmanhere_) January 3, 2019
For those of you questioning Burna Boy, Tame Impala has just 428k followers on Twitter and is headlining Coachella.
PS; Place Value on yourself before you will be valued.. Burna Boy is an African Giant pic.twitter.com/z8AkjeOoy3
— Monsieur HANDY 😎 (@EL_ROMII) January 3, 2019
When Burna Boy said he a Giant in Africa. He meant every word. Coachella or not, small prints or not. Burna is the Biggest in Africa right now and that just facts, Jack. pic.twitter.com/BfLjQifXDC
— "WiLLZ" (@aint_willz) January 3, 2019
Coachella won’t change the font.
Whether Burna Boy performs or not, that doesn’t change the fact that he’s a very good artiste.
The only thing he’s outcry has resulted to is the fact that he’s no ass licker and he’d always speak his mind. A king.
— Taofeek Oseni (@HEAD_MASTA) January 3, 2019
Burna Boy when he’s performing his set at coachella pic.twitter.com/9PXejGe92M
— Nine (@adetayobaj) January 3, 2019
them go use burna boy set as break to go and buy minerals https://t.co/t2KXVcSy4T
— martin (@martinchillout) January 3, 2019
Have you greeted Burna Boy this afternoon?? https://t.co/yssKP4y6az
— valking♔ (@_valkiing) January 3, 2019
Burna boy trying to find his name on the Coachella set list pic.twitter.com/I9dfG21lsm
— Mo🍭 (@Sandymonajj) January 3, 2019
Burna Boy is bigger than Ariana.
Yemi Alade is bigger Beyonce.
Tekno is bigger than Chris Brown.
Olamide is bigger than Rick Ross.
MI is bigger than Jay-Z.
Wizkid is bigger than Drake.
Tiwa is bigger than Rihanna.
Buhari is bigger than Trump.
Since 2019 is a year of comedy.
— AJALA (@UNCLE_AJALA) January 3, 2019
The difference between Burna Boy and Mr Eazi's Spotify monthly listeners is making my head ache. Christ, look at this. pic.twitter.com/dKWWxZOVDc
— David I. Adeleke (@DavidIAdeleke) January 3, 2019
Yeah! I found Burna Boy! pic.twitter.com/ofVNkuq7IX
— Imam of Hope (@YomiNigeria) January 4, 2019
Still don't understand why y'all are dragging burna boy?, mans longsighted and couldn't read his name on the bill ffs😑
— Nigerianbadass🇳🇬 (@Badass_nigerian) January 3, 2019
I Love Burna Boy but I don't think the font size thing with Coachella was anything to rant about.
Go there and murder the stage,that's how you show them you are an African Giant.
— Chef Preem🍝🥞🍖 💞 (@Poshpresh) January 3, 2019
Burna Boy is trending No1 in America…
Come coachella, He'll go on stage and steal the show because all eyes will be on him….
I think that was probably the game plan… publicity stunt…..
— King Overdose… (@IamKellyJoe) January 3, 2019
Did Coachella change the font?
Short story😂 pic.twitter.com/ZykMqxmrqB
— Omoniyi Israel (@Omoisssy) January 3, 2019
The answer is no. Read more reactions here. And read on for other trending topics on social media this week.
Amina Zakari’s controversial appointment
This week, we got news that Amina Zakari has been appointed by the Indepedent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the Chairperson of INEC Advisory Committee and Presidential Election Collation Centre Committee.
— TheCable (@thecableng) January 3, 2019
In 2015, gist of Amina Zakari being President Buhari’s niece became a topic of discussion after she was appointed as the Acting Chairman of INEC. Quick one;
Buhari’s sister in INEC, Amina Zakari, who was removed as Director of Operations and moved to Health & Welfare, has now been made Director, National Collation, after she cried to Buhari. What this means is that Mrs Zakari is responsible for announcing Presidential election result
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) January 3, 2019
Not a single paper has been able to show any proof that Amina Zakari is PMB’s “niece” or “relative”. All we‘ve been treated to are claims & counter-claims. Even Bloomberg is playing the ‘claims’ game, hiding behind ThisDay. Is it now that hard to prove familial relationship?
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) January 4, 2019
Dear wailers and @OfficialPDPNig , Amina Zakari is from Jigawa state. She was appointed by GEJ in 2011 as the INEC comm. She is not in anyway related to Buhari. More so, She has worked in INEC longer than PMB has in office. So why deprive her of the post? #INEC #Amina pic.twitter.com/wTbUy7FPg1
— Ayo (@miss_ayomide) January 4, 2019
Someone did a thread explaining that Amina’s role is mostly administrative, read it here;
I am forced to come out of “vacation ” to address this whole nonsense about Amina Zakari being made “Head of INEC Collation Centre”.What has come over us? Even people that ought to know now seek to thrive in deliberately peddling falsehood? Haba!!What is the real position?Thread!
— Mazi Chima Amadi Ph.D (@AMADICHIMA) January 4, 2019
APC did all they could to slander Atiku, it didn't work
Now they are so desperate that they have appointed Amina Zakari to head collation so she can easily change results!
So much for integrity
— African Giant – Ladi (@LadiSpeaks) January 3, 2019
Instead of INEC appointing, Amina Zakari, a blood relation (niece) of President Buhari, as the Chairperson of INEC Advisory Committee and Presidential election Collation Center Committee, why not just appoint one of the President's children as INEC Chairman?
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) January 3, 2019
There is no better way for INEC to insult Nigerians than to boldly appoint Buhari's niece, Amina Zakari, as head of collation centre for 2019 elections. They want to rig in with no remorse and regard for the will of Nigerians.
Buhari is here to end this democratic dispensation.
— Agbo Emmanuel, MFR (@DrAgboEmmanuel) January 3, 2019
Buhari: 2019 election will be free & fair.
INEC: We are independent, 2019 election will be free & fair.
While we were still doubting, INEC appointed Amina Zakari as chairperson of Presidential election Collation Committee. How will Buhari's niece collate results & PDP will win?
— AJALA (@UNCLE_AJALA) January 4, 2019
Opposition parties are not having it
We reject Buhari’s niece, Amina Zakari, as head of presidential election results’ collation —PDP
— The Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) January 3, 2019
It is now quite obvious that the @inecnigeria Chairman is making decisions that cannot at all be INDEPENDENT. How in the world can@inecnigeria Amina Zakari – niece of @MBuhari – as its Head of Collation Center? Are the INEC Chairman &President ready for the grave consequence?
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) January 3, 2019
Remember, Amina’s family ties to the president are “alleged”
The new, @OfficialPDPNig led, propaganda against the appointment of Amina Zakari Kazaure based on unfounded stories of kinship with President @MBuhari is malicious and will be strongly resisted by women of Arewa extraction. This is a direct affront to us and our kind.
— Hafsat M Baba (@HafsatMohBaba) January 4, 2019
Stop exposing the kind of education you got. Amina Zakari is not Buhari's niece
End this madness NOW!!!
— Tunde Eneji (@iameneji) January 4, 2019
The problem in Nigeria is that we have “ LITERATE LAZY RESEARCHERS “
Go to Kazaure to find out about “ AMINA ZAKARI” . Even when Jonathan appointed her, were u lazy or dollar covered ur eyes then? Just one careless statement by an elder, u guys continued to spread it
— Woye (@woye1) January 3, 2019
A princess of Kazaure Emirate, Jigawa State.
A widow; since December 2000
Late husband was Bala Zakari Kazaure (Santurakin Kazaure)
How is she ‘related’ to Buhari?
Illiterate on Twitter teach me what am missing..morons and mumu's
— Jubril of Sudan till 2023 (@ijaola_ibrahim) January 4, 2019
No cause for alarm over Amina Zakari. She will be in-charge of the administration of the national collation center, not collation of votes.
— Great Oracle (@AbdulMahmud01) January 3, 2019
Dear PDP, WHY ARE YOU CRYING OVER ZAKARI?
👉Amina Zakari hails from Jigawa State
👉Appointed in 2011 by YOU,
👉Goodluck Jonathan (PDP) GEJ is PDP hero/godfather.
👉Same PDP crying wolf over Zakari
👉Buhari lost 2 Elections under same Amina Zakari.
Pdp why the NOISE?#FeBuhari
— CBN Gov Akinsola Ak🇳🇬 (@cbngov_akin1) January 4, 2019
Amina Zakari is not related to me. As we all know, I am from Sudan, Amina is from Nigeria & related to my predecessor & Dead Buhari. Her appointment if anything, puts me at a great disadvantage. However I am confident she is as I am, committed to fair elections.God bless Nigeria.
— Jubril Al Sudani (@JubrilAlsudani) January 4, 2019
See, Prof Mahmood Yakubu is an upgraded Jega. You people can multiply your Orubebeism, he will not change his decision on Amina Zakari
Better go and face your demons on Election Day pic.twitter.com/EkIiDRY9nZ
— Tunde Eneji (@iameneji) January 4, 2019
Read more reactions here.
“I call Lati”
Last week, during his concert dubbed Infinix Davido Live in Concert, Nigerian superstar music act promised a certain young man ₦1 million for saving some young ladies from being harrassed the concert.
A few days later, the young man shared a video saying he is yet to collect the money. Davido posted a video making fun of the young man afterwards. Below is a mashup of both videos.
Davido mocks boy who called him out after failing on his 1 million Naria promise. pic.twitter.com/gMnQMkWBCx
— Mr. Alabi! (@elitetatafo) December 31, 2018
Incase you didn’t know, Lati is Davido’s personal assistant. Anyway, Lati finally picked the young man’s call, here’s a video of him displaying the wads of cash he was given.
— Y! Online (@YNaija) January 2, 2019
Lati don pick call o.
All of una when say make Davido no give am the money again
Thank God say God no be man
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) January 2, 2019
Lati don pick call.
You can NEVER blame that poor boy for that video because babas, boys & hood guns for his zone go don clear am for their share.
The video was NEVER to attack Davido or show a sign of being UNGRATEFUL but to set the record that, "he never see shishi".
— POOJA… (@PoojaMedia) January 2, 2019
I call Lati
I call Lati
Lati finally picked up …. dude is a million richer 😂 my God .
— Allergic (@Mss_RM) January 2, 2019
Lati fit delay but Lati no dey fuck up.
— [Lawal Lateef D] (@Latchenko) January 2, 2019
Lati is now a prayer point
No matter how many times you’ve been calling lati last year, your own Lati would pick your call this year 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/4tjTjwQdd0
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnife_) January 2, 2019
May every Lati in your life in 2018 pick your call in 2019!
— Ovie (@OvieO) January 2, 2019
Let my Lati pay me this month.
— Babalola Olufemi Joseph (@Iamfemijoseph) January 2, 2019
Maybe if Chuzzus did not listen to all the sermon on "Patience is a Virtue" on the TL & instead listened to the "Violent taketh it by Force" Lati would have picked his call 5years ago!!
LATI MUST PICK MY CALL 2019
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) January 2, 2019
Better Call Lati
Anybody that needs money this year should #calllati
— THE PICTURE OF THE FUTURE (@kingcooljoe) January 4, 2019
Please who get Lati number? pic.twitter.com/dMcU6dmPEo
— A-D-E-L-E-K-E (@seunny2020) January 2, 2019
Lati plis dear, gbe call mi pic.twitter.com/P4bFiV9a1D
— Aisha Slay Queen 👑 (@Sisi_Tomi) January 2, 2019
Baba, go and call Lati.. https://t.co/Cteo37mUyv
— Trouble Maker 💖 (@sirtee4632) January 2, 2019
When "Mr I call Lati" enter street and is telling boys stories that touch pic.twitter.com/OKMIyXQjAr
— DemiThaCreator™ (@demithacreator) January 2, 2019
The guy should have kept a lowkey and merely told people in the hood “Lati No Call me ooo” while he keeps up pressure in the background.
But he publicly caused a scene and force himself to collect what was always his.
Now everyone knows 🤦♀️
And that money may not see month end.
— OurFavOnlineDoctor 🥳🏁 (@DrOlufunmilayo) January 2, 2019
After Lati gave the guy 1million Naira
— DADDY THE BOY (@DaddyTheBoy) January 2, 2019
Before and after Lati picks your call pic.twitter.com/W86XXBVIAo
— Damilola. A (@LivingInNigeria) January 2, 2019
Popular Nigerian ententainer Teni has released visuals to her feel–good single titled Uyo Meyo. Watch the sneak peek below;
— OBA ORIN (@TeniEntertainer) January 3, 2019
do you like Teni's uyo meyo song??
Me: that's a rude question, you shouldn't ask people such question.
— Oghenetega wants us to #endasuustrike (@the_oghenetega) January 4, 2019
— Omo Iya'beji (@milesiiii) January 4, 2019
— El Patrón (@AinOorh) January 4, 2019
— Snarky Comebacks (@Comeback_snarky) January 4, 2019
— Adesanya Mhodupe (@AMhodupe) January 4, 2019
Everybody loves Uyo Meyo
— Uchy Baba™ (@IamUchyBaba) January 4, 2019
— iBen••• (@muziKManBen) January 4, 2019
— Falilat (@Falilatt_) January 4, 2019
— Alagogooko Victor (@vicky86_babs) January 4, 2019
Read more reactions here.
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