Nigerian celebrities blast New York Post for saying Beyonce made Afrobeats global

Burna Boy and Beyonce
Burna Boy and Beyonce
Burna Boy and Beyonce

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Nollywood actress Uche Jombo and other Nigerian celebrities have lambasted US-based media organisation New York Post over a report that American singer Beyonce made Afrobeats go international.

In an article titled, “Beyoncé-endorsed Burna Boy makes Afrobeat go international”, the media outlet stated that Burna Boy’s funky jam “Ja Ara E on Beyonce’s “The Lion King: The Gift” album put him and Afrobeats on the world map.

A notion that did not go down well with many Nigerian celebrities.

In a tweet on Friday, the 40-year-old Uche rebuked the post, demanding that the organisation should do better in casting headline.

She 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.”


Burna Boy dropped his Twice As Tall album on Thursday.

The album is his fifth after a highly successful 2019 game-changer, African Giant.