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.”
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
Nawa o. AfroBeats gone International before beyonce Endorsed. 2. Don’t disrespect The Giant and don’t Disrespect AfroBeats https://t.co/moOKlpW0sf
— Bizzle Osikoya (@bizzleosikoya) August 14, 2020
Lol a bait headline to cause havoc! And it’s working! All this helps the album cos of the outrage! And the outlet know what they’re doing lol https://t.co/Wbmzqaf12Y
— Juls baby (@JulsOnIt) August 14, 2020
😂 first of all……. Afrobeats* https://t.co/rNwHnv0si9
— OkayAfrica (@OkayAfrica) August 14, 2020
Burna Boy dropped his Twice As Tall album on Thursday.
The album is his fifth after a highly successful 2019 game-changer, African Giant.