A few days ago Nigeria musician, Orezi was criticized for burning N1,000 note in a new photo he released to promote his new music, Born Broke Die Rich.
Many stated that the Nigeria Police should arrest him as it was disrespectful to Nigeria and the country’s legal tender.
Now, he has however reacted in a new interview with Saturday Beats. He denied burning the Nigerian currency stating that it was an edited picture.
“I never burnt the N1,000 note like people thought, it was just graphics; an edited picture. I did not burn the Nigerian currency. If you look at the picture, you would see that the fire almost got to my eyes. If it were real, I would not have been able to withstand the heat. I cannot allow fire to burn my eyes because I want to take a picture. I replied some comments when people were criticising me because of the picture.
“I told them that it was an artistic paper and I did not burn the Nigerian currency. Why would I burn money to promote my music? A lot of my fans also tried to explain to those that were abusing me that it was an edited picture, but they would not listen. Some people went as far as saying that they would arrest me because it is against the law, but I did not burn the money. It is not everything that you can explain to people; sometimes you just have to keep quiet” he said.