Early in the week, a young lady, Uju Stella, made claims that she is pregnant for reggae singer, Burna Boy.
Although Burna Boy, real name Damilola Ogulu has said nothing about the issue, he posted a video on his Instagram page as he lip synced to a song in the background with the lyrics that he slept with the girl once but now she was claiming to be pregnant.
Many people believe that he was addressing the issue and he was also making jest of the young lady.
However, in an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, Bose Ogulu, the singer’s mother said that she also read about the news on the internet but they opted to look the other way because Burna Boy is more focused on his career than on any distractions. She also said if Uju Stella was sincere, she would have looked for Burna’s family to report to rather than take the news to bloggers.
“My son has never said anything concerning the issue, he has never said a word, maybe there was a song at the background of the video that he posted online but he has never said a word concerning the issue. What you know is what we know basically and my take on it is that we would rather just focus on his music which primarily affects his life than that. In Africa, it is not a criminal offence for someone to be pregnant for somebody. If somebody says that she is pregnant for somebody and the person refuses to accept it, you look for his family instead of tagging a blogger. We have nothing to say to her. We don’t know anything about any child. She can never come to me, she has already gone to the blogger; she can never come to me.”
To buttress her point, she said that Burna Boy just released a new video during the week and it is enjoying massive airplay. She added that the Nigerian music industry is one in which ladies always accuse young men of being responsible for their pregnancies.
“It is not new; these girls come up from time to time with different claims. My position on this is ‘no comment’. Anybody can claim anything that they want to claim. We have absolutely nothing to say, Burna Boy is a musician and we want to focus on his music. Nobody has time for her. We saw all the reports online but we just chose to look the other way. In this industry, girls are always coming up with pregnancy claims, we see it every day. We are not bothered and we have no comment. We just recently premiered a new video during the week and it is enjoying massive airplay. We are focusing on the music and nothing else.”
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