Grammy award-winning singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as 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.
During an interview with Home Grown Radio in Los Angeles, Burna Boy stated that everyone in Nigeria smokes weed but does not want to be seen with it.
The Grammy-winning musician also stated that misconceptions about marijuana are another reason it is not allowed in Nigeria.
Legalizing marijuana, he claims, is a social taboo that few people want to discuss, despite the fact that many people use 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.
“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.