Nigerian Grammy award-winning artist, Damini Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, has revealed that he recently turned down a $5 million offer to perform in Dubai.
The artist said he declined the offer due to Dubai's strict prohibition on the consumption of marijuana. Under Emirati law, smoking is banned in public places like parks, beaches, and other recreational areas.
This is not the first time Burna Boy has made headlines for controversial statements. He recently threw shade at fellow Nigerian artist, Brymo, during a live freestyle performance.
“Just now I turned down Dubai money, 5 million dollars na small thing cos me I no dey like to dey go where dem no go gree allow me smoke igbo,” Burna Boy made this revelation during his freestyle while rehearsing with his band, Outsiders, in a video making the rounds on social media platform, X.