An Arise TV anchor, Kachi Offiah, has called out Afrobeats superstar, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy for “snubbing” her the 2023 Met Gala in New York.
On May 1st, 2023, the Grammy winning artiste made his debut at the world’s most prestigious and glamorous fashion event.
Speaking on their encounter, Offiah, who said she was the only Nigerian reporter at the event claimed that Burna refused to give her attention when she approached him for an interview.
She shared a footage on Arise 360 music programme which captured when she asked to interview the ‘Last Last crooner’ at the event, but he hurriedly walked away.
The journalist said; “I’m not gonna lie, at that very moment [after Burna Boy’s snub] I was gonna cry. First of all, I tell you why, I looked hello stupid calling this man Odogwu [laughs].
And then he just walked right pass me like I was some crazy lady from Africa that doesn’t understand who he was. I’m sure people were probably thinking, who in the world is odogwu?”
However, in the video clip, the self-acclaimed African Giant smiled at her when she called out his name repeatedly.
Burna Boy said; “Honestly, I have got to go.”
After the singer walked away, the journalist said to the camera; “Guys, we got to remember this one, Burna Boy really snubbed Nigeria like don’t forget that.”
See the footage:
For context, @kachioffiah of @ARISEtv was the only Nigerian media correspondent at the #Metgala and Odugwu African Gaint @burnaboy snubbed. https://t.co/xCJaf33fx3 pic.twitter.com/cDHef0SqDD
— L O S (@Sir_rumz) May 9, 2023