We All Have A Bit Of Burna Boy In Us

By Menkiti Onyebuchi Bernie May 23, 2020

We All Have A Bit Of Burna Boy In Us

Just yesterday, Davido was said to have tweeted a picture of Wizkid and himself with the caption;

“Two greatest of all time! No cap.”

And it was alleged that in a sweeping hate-on response; Burna Boy, the self-acclaimed ‘African Giant’, responded with a line of shade against Davido.

He tweeted;

“You cannot play football, everyone knows you cannot play football, and you are an embarrassment to the team, but your daddy bought the football club.”

Burna Boy’s kick was an indirect shade, but the fans knew exactly who it was meant for and what that was all about.

The grouse seems to be that Davido’s success has everything to do with his father’s wealth since it was told that Davido’s father whom as the story goes, bought over the structure of the label his son was originally signed to.

A label that later became HKN, until Davido branched out to curate the popular Davido Music Worldwide (DMW).

It became weird since it isn’t Davido’s fault that he was born into the family of the Adeleke’s.

Wherefore, none of us chose the family we were born into, the racial and ethnic background we emerge from, it seems to count to nothing in our own eyes.

This episodic drama resonates with every one of us.

Simply put, we are all guilty of the same.

We all have a bit of Burna Boy in us.

One of the most damning things we do is waving off people who are of rich parentage as having attained a height because their father was rich.

We always say this with hateful defeat, having retired to believe that those whom we sub are enviably higher, and to make excuses and demean their exploits we attribute it to their rich parentage.

It makes us feel good about ourselves.

While agreeing to the power of leverage, of which wealth is one of it, we must also agree that wealth alone does not tell the whole truth.

And also, that poverty has it’s own strength too.

While money is leverage, it could also make one too comfortable to feel any tint of motivation.

Examples abound of rich kids whose fathers wealth couldn’t make anything close to better or at best a featherweight.

Logically, one can argue that poverty, being an anti-leverage agent could also be that push one needs; that catalyst to success.

Paradoxically, while we disregard people of rich parentage for being fortunate; we also pray for fortunate outcomes in our lives every day.

Not forgetting that while we chastise the son of another, premising his or her hard work on his father’s wealth, then our kids would one day be premised on our wealth.

Except if in an effort to ensure we debunk this obvious fact, we decide to keep a date with poverty, so that our kids will be measured solely by what they could do, rather than what their father had or never had.

Born rich does not accord success, and born poor does not accord poverty.

While the weight of success leverage is higher with riches if argued in plain sight, it isn’t cast on stone.

It comes with a lot of responsibility, to whom much is given much is expected.

While a poor born is akin to the saying, “he that is down fears no fall.”

Both are standpoints of strength.

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