What Burna Boy said about Marijuana (Weed) in Nigeria

Popular Nigerian music star, Burna Boy has said that hypocrisy is why marijuana is yet to be legalised in Nigeria.


Marijuana (also known as weed) is still illegal in Nigeria, although it hasn’t stopped its use by some people in the country.


Burna Boy during a conversation with Home Grown Radio in Los Angeles, opined that everyone smokes weed in Nigeria but does not want to be seen with it.

What Burna Boy said about Marijuana (Weed) in Nigeria
What Burna Boy said about Marijuana (Weed) in Nigeria

The Grammy award-winning singer also said that misconception around weed is another reason it has not been legalised in Nigeria.


According to him, legalizing Marijuana is just a topic no one wants to talk about yet many smoke it.

When asked about legalizing weed in Nigeria, Burna said, “It’s not a zero- tolerance. It’s like everybody does it, but no one wants to be the one that is seen talking about it. It’s just kind of hypocritical out there.

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“They try to make it seem like if you smoke weed you’ll just go mad in Nigeria. Everybody smokes it,it’s just a topic no one wants to talk about,” Burna Boy said.


“No one wants to talk about it; everybody is cool. Nobody wants to make it a thing to advocate for legalization of weed,” he added.


Burna Boy noted that he likes visiting Los Angeles because weed is free in the state and that the best ones are found the city.

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Meanwhile, Burna Boy has claimed that he pioneered Afro-Fusion, while also hinting of possible collaboration album with Polo G.


When he was asked about the wildness of his teenage years, he says that it turned him into the artist that he is today.

The Grammy winning Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy appeared on Home Grown Radio with Chuck Dizzle and DJ Hed On October 9, 2021.


During the conversation, Odogwu himself, who had just become the first Nigerian artist to perform an arena show this side of the millennium and sold out a whopping 17,000 tickets, spoke about his performance at the Hollywood Bowl, pioneering Afro-fusion, winning a Grammy for Best World Music Album and more.


“My genre of music that I started is called Afro-Fusion; which is like a fusion of Afrobeats with… I feel like Afro-Fusion was only able to come out of me because I experienced all these sounds and genres.” He said.


During the interview, Burna Boy also clarified that his new single, ‘Want It All’ featuring Polo G has a clean version. On the clean version, he says, “Back in 09, I was feeling so low…”


When DJ Hed asked Burna Boy asks that which artist would he love to do a collaboration album with, the Grammy winner smile brightly and so did an unnamed woman in the background.


With the mischievous smile, he then says, “I don’t want to give you that… But you’re smart though.”

When DJ Hed tried to press the Port Harcourt indigene about the possibility of a collaboration album with Polo G, he says that, “I don’t know. I don’t even speak English… [laughs].”


Hed then jokes, “So Polo G collab album coming soon.”


There has also been word of a possible Wizkid and Burna Boy collab album or EP round the block since Q4 2020.


But on the actual version, he sings that, “Back in 09, I used to sell dope…”

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