Diddy pens letter to Africa, Africans share mixed reactions to post

Diddy pens letter to Africa, Africans share mixed reactions to post

- US music producer, Diddy, has taken to social media to let Africa know that he has been trying to connect in a soulful way

- This is after the businessman co-produced Burna Boy's new album titled Twice As Tall

- Social media users have shared mixed reactions after Diddy penned the letter to Africa

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US musician and businessman Diddy has penned a letter to the "motherland" after working with Burna Boy. Diddy said Burna is the first African artist he has "been blessed" to work with.

He took to social media to let Africa know that he has been thinking about ways to connect with the continent. The star said he wanted to connect with Africa in a "soulful, spiritual way".

Diddy said at the time Burna called him, he had been praying to God to "bring something to me that would help to bring us all together through music".

"I think it’s so important we all make it our mission to build a bridge to the motherland. Let’s continue to uplift and build with our brothers and sisters. It’s what THEY fear the most... Strength in numbers. Love, your brother Diddy. See y’all soon!"

African social media users shared mixed reactions to the music producer's post. Below are some of them:

@ras_r2da wrote:

"The best way the connect is to spend time. Just come through and spend some time. Your soul will feel at peace and at home..."

@seyi_ro said:

"As in the whole continent of Africa with so much diversity, language and culture have been on your mind and heart? The whole continent?"

@AbstractTim commented:

"It's okay Puffy, the motherland don't need you but it's clear you trying to hop on this Afrobeat appropriation, lol."

@RF_Bender added:

"Just say you want us to stream Burna Boy album so you can collect your coins."
Diddy pens letter to Africa, Africans share mixed reactions to post

Diddy has penned a letter to Africa. Image: @diddy/Instagram
Source: Instagram

READ ALSO: Diddy hypes Burna Boy's album which he co-executive produced

In other music news, Briefly.co.za reported that Burna Boy, real name Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, left social media in excitement following the release of his fifth studio album, Twice As Tall.

The star, who had quite a fruitful year in 2019 with the release of his fourth album, African Giant, couldn't have chosen a better time for the release of his much-anticipated new body of work.

Barely an hour after its release on August 14, Twice As Tall got over 5 million streams, quite an impressive feat even for Oluwa Burna! A number of his fans stayed up all night awaiting the release and also took to social media to react to the body of work.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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