One of the biggest disappointments Wizkid fans bore last year came when he failed to take the stage at Coachella over a three-week span and was instead spotted at Club 57 a day before he was due at arguably the biggest festival in the world in California. Wizkid’s shortcoming did not stop acts like Davido, Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Simi or Mr Eazi who went on to own some of the world’s biggest venues and stages.

This year, alongside artists like Childish Gambino, Janelle Monae and Solange, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi are deservedly on the lineup for Coachella which is scheduled for the weekends of April 13th and 20th.

In the follow-up to the announcement,  Burna Boy took to his Instagram firing shots, in now deleted posts on his story, stating that ‘he is an African Giant and will not be reduced to whatever that tiny writing means’. By all indications, its clear he feels the tiny font points at a low status and ranking.

Burna Boy and Mr Eazi are deserving of their positions on these stages and continue to be a major part of the Afrobeat music breaking the barriers and crossing over in the West. In usual fashion, social media has been full of reactions to Burna’s outcry, with the lion’s share suggesting his argument is unwarranted while some see it as essential to Africans someday gaining respect at festivals like Coachella and on the world stage.

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