I don’t use songwriters – Burna Boy brags

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy has boasted that he doesn’t use songwriters.
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The self-acclaimed ‘African Giant’ stated this while responding to Davido’s signee, Logos in that most artistes including Burna Boy and Wizkid use songwriters.
Logos Olori had stated in a recent interview with City 105. FM, that not just his boss Davido, but Wizkid, Burna Boy and other big artistes use songwriters.

In his words, “Most people that shame artists for using songwriters don’t know much about the music business. As a musician you tend to write your songs most times when you are up-and-coming. When you’ve 10 shows in a week in different countries, you’ll understand that you need a songwriter.
Chris Brown has a songwriter, Michael Jackson had a songwriter. Davido is currently on tour immediately after his wedding. He writes his songs sometimes but most times he has to do the business part of it. That’s how Burna Boy is, that’s how most artists are even Wizkid but they don’t just put it out there but if you go to Spotify to check for the credits of their songs, you will see that they use songwriters as well.”
Reacting to Logos Olori’s statement via his X handle, Burna Boy claimed that he doesn’t use songwriters, stressing that those credited as songwriters on his songs are the producers due to western music policies.
Any name you see credited on my songs are only producers of the songs or featured artists not writers. But for some reason the western world considers producers as writers of the instrumentals and they just throw their names on there as writers. Nobody fit write for,” he tweeted.

However, the new claim contradicts Burna Boy’s public admission in 2020 when he claimed that Davido’s signee, Peruzzi, was the only songwriter he has ever used.

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