Nigerian Actress, Uche Jombo criticized popular American Media platform, New York Post for a headline that insinuates Beyonce’s endorsement made Burna Boy and Afrobeat go international
The foreign publication published an article about Burna Boy with the headline: “Beyoncé-endorsed Burna Boy makes Afrobeat go international.”
The headline angered a number of Nigerians and they took to Twitter to point out that Burna Boy was big before Beyonce but the headline makes it seem like Beyonce’s endorsement is what made the Nigerian singer and his craft go international.
Uche Jombo also weighing into the matter wrote,
I love Beyonce as the next person but you are wrong with this ..Beyonce-endorsed Burna Boy “makes” a whole AFROBEAT go international, such a think piece let down by the headline. Do better.
I love Beyonce as the next person but you are wrong with this ..Beyonce-endorsed Burna Boy "makes" a whole AFROBEAT go international😭 such a think piece let down by the headline. Do better. https://t.co/i5CRg8xL5P
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) August 14, 2020