Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy, a Grammy Award-winning Nigerian artist, has responded to criticism over his choice to shave his beards.
The self-proclaimed Africa Giant had shared a picture on his Instagram account, announcing his decision to remove his beards.
His new style drew a lot of criticism from Nigerians on social media, who thought he looked much better with the beards than without.
Burnaboy responded by urging his supporters to embrace him for who he is, not what he looks like, in an Instagram post on Sunday.
He also asked them not to press him to shave off his complete head of hair.
“I love you all too but don’t make me cut the hair on my head too.
“If you love me for my hair, beards or some sh*t I bought with money then that’s great. Anybody can buy anything including beards. Stop building your life on conditional love.
“Build on family and those who have shown no sign of potential disloyalty. Build on talent, build on God,” he wrote.