Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore has called on singer Burna Boy to join the #RevolutionNow protest planned for October 1.
Sowore made the call in a message he shared on social media on Tuesday.
According to the former presidential candidate, many describe Burna Boy as a revolutionary musician and he has been likened to the late afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.
Questioning the musician’s activism, Sowore wrote;
“I am yet to see you lead anyone to a police station carrying a coffin for head of state!”
Sowore leads a group known as Coalition for Revolution (CORE), organisers of #RevolutionNow protest.
The first protest was staged in August 5, 2019 and the second edition on the same date in 2020.
Amuwo Parrot News (APN) reports that the October 1 protest is planned to hold in all 36 states across Nigeria as well as in London, Sweden, Netherlands, San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Germany and Canada.
Burna Boy had not responded to Sowore’s invitation as at the time of filing this report.
The musician has, whoever, said he does not feel good about comparison to Fela.
I don’t think anybody in their right mind would compare me to Fela.
Fela is my inspiration and my childhood hero, so if you think comparing me to Fela is honourable, it’s actually not.
It actually makes me feel weird. Fela was Fela, and if it wasn’t for Fela, there probably wouldn’t be any me, so I don’t understand the comparison
The Grammy nominee said in a GQ interview earlier in the year.