President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on new media, Ahmad Bashir has come under severe attack from some Nigerian Twitter users for congratulating Burna Boy on his Grammy nomination.
Burna Boy had made headlines on Wednesday after reports emerged that he has been nominated for ‘World Best Album’ in the 2020 Grammy awards for his project, ‘African Giant’.
The nomination has sent ripples across the Nigerian entertainment industry with Nigerians and Africans expressing their optimism that Burna would bring the award home.
Ahmad also joined thousands of Nigerians to congratulate the singer but his congratulatory message didn’t sit well with some Nigerians as they took turns to bash him
See Bashir’s tweet
That ‘International Award’ is ours! Congratulations my guy, our own @burnaboy. More, more and more international recognitions. #AfricanGiant 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/65Izno9Tkj
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) November 20, 2019
See some reactions below
Alaye, face politics and Buhari, no carry badluck near us for this one abeg.
— Justice ⚖⚔ (@JusticeAtulomah) November 20, 2019
Can you name any of Burna boy’s track??
Oga face Buhari and Apc Abeg..
— Mr Van P (@mrvanmaduabuchi) November 20, 2019
This one wey APC don congratulate Burma like this, I hope he wins it ooo. Cos they can never win anything if there’s no violence or rigging
— #FreeSowore (@AdewunmyO) November 20, 2019
Charlie calm down no be politics be this. Leave our Burna for us before you come claim our happiness again turn am to sadness like the way you famzed AJBoxing
— Ichié Óbị💦🔥 (@CollinsObinno) November 20, 2019
Better tell ur boss to open the boarder so the award can get to him.
— fabulous (@phabzy24) November 20, 2019
At least this Grammy award will be free and fair….no Thuggery, no Rigging, no Burning of people alive, no Ballot box snatching, No Fake Police, No pouring of tear gas from Police chopper…it will be FREE AND FAIR!!!! Congrats @burnaboy
— #TooBlessed (@Nelly21417) November 20, 2019
Please let’s close the borders to international awards Bashir, lets patronize our own national awards since we’re all mad together.
— Yemoja🧜🏼♀️ (@9jaspeaks) November 20, 2019
Tell your Bubu to also make Nigerians proud by stepping down as the President 👌🏼
— Idahosa omon 🗯 (@Idahosaomon1) November 20, 2019