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Sunday, January 13, 2019
After backlash, Orezi Claims he did not burn Nigerian currency
After receiving a lot of backlash following the concept in his new photo/video, popular singer, Orezi has reacted.
Orezi was seen in a new photo released recently to promote his new single, ‘Born Broke Die Rich’, burning a one thousand naira note. This did not go down well with many of his fans, as they took to his
Instagram page to express their disgust, and calling the act an utter disrespect to Nigeria and it’s currency.
However, in a swift reaction, Orezi has claimed that he did not burn country’s legal tender, insisting that it was all a work of graphics.
“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.