Burna Boy turns down $5m gig in Dubai because he won’t be allowed to smoke weed


Burna Boy, the multi-award winning Nigerian afrobeat star, has revealed that he recently turned down a $5 million deal to perform in Dubai, and his reasons will astound you.

Smoking is prohibited in parks, beaches, and other public recreation areas in Dubai under Emirati law.

According to the Grammy winner, he turned down the offer because smoking marijuana is illegal in the opulent city.

“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 revealed this during a freestyle while rehearsing with his band, Outsiders, in a video that went viral on the social media platform, X.


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