Nigerian Singer, Orezi was confronted with serious condemnation some days back for purportedly setting ablaze the N1,000 note in a special photograph, has declined setting ablaze the Nigerian cash.
Orezi who discharged the photograph to advertise his new song, ‘Born Broke Die Rich’, was slammed by internet followers who felt it was rude to Nigeria & the nation’s currency.
Anyway Orezi has declined setting ablaze the Nigerian cash in a recent meeting with Saturday Beats, said it was an altered photograph.
“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.