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Burna Boy lectures Coachella over his name’s small font size on poster

Nigerian singer Burna Boy has loudly complained on Instagram over the usage of small fonts for his name on a poster for a forthcoming Coachella sponsored event.

The singer lectured the event organizers, demanding that they “fix the thing quick” because he is an ‘African giant.’

In the poster, the singer’s name features alongside headliners Childish Gambino, Janelle Monae, Diplo, Mr. Eazi and Ariana Grande, although the font sizes of the artistes, progressively reduce in font size from the first to the last singer listed in each of the three days of the show.


In a now-deleted Instagram Story, the Gbona hitmaker lashed out at Coachella organizers, who have placed him below Cirez D, Chvrches, and Dillon Francis and written his name in a small font on the Sunday line-up.

“@coachella I really appreciate you. But I don’t appreciate the way my name is written so small in your bill. I am an AFRICAN GIANT and will not be reduced to whatever that tiny writing means. Fix tings quick please,” Burna Boy wrote on Instagram.

“I represent a whole generation of SOLID AFRICAN creatives going global. Not the soft, low self-esteem Africans with the slave mentality. I will grant an interview soon to make myself understood. Nothing I say comes from any place of “pride” or any sense of “entitlement”, it comes from my vision of the future of AFRICA, not just AFRICAN music,” the 27-year-old later added.

After the post went viral, some Twitter users took the opportunity to troll the artiste with enhanced Photoshopped font sizes of his name on the poster.

Burna Boy, grew up in London before finding huge success in Africa with his breakthrough hit Like to Party, has more than two million Instagram followers.