Orezi Denies Burning Naira Note

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Popular singer, Orezi has denied setting a 1000 naira note on fire as depicted in a photo he posted on his social media handles.

The photo had been met with a wave of criticism from social media users, with some calling for the singer’s arrest and prosecution.

But the singer has come out to clear the air on the matter, saying the controversial photo was a mere artwork.

He said the photo was to promote his new song Born Broke Die Rich.

In an interview with Saturday Punch, Orezi said, “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.”

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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