Burna Boy Rejects $5 Million Dubai Gig Due to Anti-Smoking Laws
Grammy-winning Nigerian artist, Burna Boy, has made headlines after disclosing that he declined a lucrative $5 million offer to perform in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The reason for his decision? Burna Boy stated that he wouldn’t be allowed to smoke cannabis during his stay in Dubai.
Dubai strictly enforces anti-smoking laws, prohibiting smoking in public recreational areas, parks, and on beaches. In a freestyle moment during a band rehearsal with his group, Outsiders, Burna Boy can be heard expressing his refusal of the Dubai offer with the statement, “Just now I turned down Dubai money, 5 million dollars is a small thing because I don’t like going where they won’t allow me to smoke cannabis.”
This revelation highlights Burna Boy’s commitment to his principles and values, particularly his stance on cannabis use, even in the face of substantial financial incentives.