Nigerian sensational singer, songwriter and performer, Daniel Benson, popularly known as BNXN (fka Buju), has reacted to the criticism he received for his recent performance at Afro Nation.
The singer performed on the third day of the just concluded 2022 Afro Nation, and a certain video of his performance has been receiving heavy backlash.
— ✞𝙻𝚒𝚕𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝙸𝚜 𝙽𝚘𝚠 ᗯᗩ𝘠ᗯᗩᖇᗪ✞💣💨 (@Lilgend) July 4, 2022
With a sizeable number of fans regarding the performance as being ‘lazy,’ BNXN became a trending topic on Twitter.
When you see rubbish like this, it makes you appreciate Burna more. You are performing at a big festival like afronation, and you can't even rehearse.
Una go learn by force
— M. (@mxndxyluv) July 4, 2022
He's struggling ! He can't even hear himself. Don't they give in-earphones. He's not in sync with the sound. Omo if bad sound catch you, I no know the kind skills when u get, u go too fail. This is the reason why I encourage stage and dress rehearsals.
— Jegede Shokoya (@djdoink) July 4, 2022
Buju is not ready, Master your craft at home first before climbing that big stage, oyinbo people want value for their money its not like Naija wey dem go pay to come sing your song back to you.
— SMACK OF ALL SEASONZ 🇳🇬🇱🇷 (@Smackpitarz) July 4, 2022
Reacting to the backlash via a twitter space hosted by Nigerian Youtuber and Afrocentric music enthusiast, Emmanuel Owoniyi (@EmmanOwoniyi), BNXN spoke about the criticized performance at the 2022 Afro Nation.
According to BNXN, the organizers didn’t allow him to run a soundcheck before the performance. He also added that the speakers at the front area of the stage were off while he was performing, making him rely on the rear speakers.