Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has garnered controversy after he refunded a fan, he considered ‘boring’, money spent on his ticket, as well as asked him to leave the front row during a performance.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident happened during the Atlanta stop of his ‘African Giant’ tour on Tuesday.
While Burna Boy was performing, he noticed a fan standing in front standing still and not swaying to the music.
He took a break from the energetic performance and called out the fan. Burna Boy went on to refund the fan his hundred dollars ticket.
He also asked security to escort the fan out of the venue saying, “Your face is not encouraging.” He later said, the fan could stay but should move to the back, as the front row was meant for his true fans.
Burna Boy reportedly later called the fan on stage to dance with him and apologised for his actions.
The event, recorded in a now-viral video, has generated mixed reactions from fans of the ‘Anybody’ singer.
While some applauded Burna Boy for correcting the negative vibe the fan put out, others chided the singer for humiliating a fan who came to enjoy the show.
NAN reports that Burna Boy is currently on a tour tagged ‘African Giant’, the same name as his new 19-track album.
Burna Boy is a Nigerian Afro Fusion singer and Song writer. He rose to prominence in the year 2012 after releasing the lead single” like to party” from his first Studio Album.