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My Son Did Not Fire Me: Burna Boy’s Mother Clarifies Split with Son as Manager

AML fam, I shared with you all recent news by artist Burna Boy that his mother was no longer his manager. He had taken to twitter to make the announcement a few weeks ago. His mother now responds to his statement on a recent interview with the Punch Nigeria:

“I was not in the country when the story broke and I have said I would not make any comment on it because it is totally unimportant.

Whether I am his manager or not, he is my child and there is no role bigger than that. I am so shocked about how people made a big deal of the issue. I am not a musician or an entertainer, so I don’t owe anyone an explanation…They should just leave the poor boy alone. I am not a twitter reading person; I talk to him on a daily basis, so I am not interested in what is on twitter. I have absolutely no problem with my child and as far as his career goes, I still do what I have to do. I still do everything I used to do but I cannot always do everything.

There is no issue with us and there is no reason to feel anyhow. It is something we discussed and I still do what I have to do, I still manage some of his accounts, transactions and endorsements but I can’t do everything. There is no issue there at all. If I have an issue with my son I would go and meet him. I still handle his corporate shows because nobody else can do that for now.

I am only one person and I am not a young person and he is going bigger every day. This is not something that should have been misconceived at all.” –Punch Newspaper

For issues to think about when you decide to enter into business with family or friends, listen to AML Podcast Episode 003. You can fast forward to about the 30min mark to begin listening from there.

Cheers,
Uduak

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