The lady whose partner and a friend were reportedly shot because she refused advances from Grammy-award-winning singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy at a nightclub, has opened up on what transpired that night.
TCN recalls that Burna Boy made headlines a week ago after police attached to him for his personal security were accused of shooting and wounding two patrons of Cubana club in Victoria Island, Lagos, in the early hours of Wednesday June 8, 2022.
According to reports, the shooting began after a lady at the club declined Burna Boy’s invitation to join him and his friends in the VIP section.
The lady, who simply identifies as Briella, took to her Instagram story on Sunday night to narrate her side of the story, saying that she, her partner, her best friend and her husband came to Nigeria from America and London for a childhood friend’s wedding.
After the wedding, they went to Cubana Lagos nightclub to celebrate the newlyweds on June 8, 2022.
They were having fun in the VIP area of the club when she said a man approached her to talk to her on behalf of Burna Boy.
She said she told the man to inform Burna that she was married and not interested in the singer.
The man returned a second time and she gave him the same answer.
When he came the third time, insisting Burna wanted to meet her, the group with Briella flared up at Burna’s friend and this led to a verbal confrontation.
The verbal confrontation degenerated into a physical fight and Cubana security stepped in to stop the fight.
As Burna’s friends were returning to their seats, another fight broke out and security intervened again, from the lady’s account.
However, Briella said Burna’s friends started shooting.
She said this led to chaos and she couldn’t find her partner and best friend.
In that confusion, she said one of Burna’s friends lifted her and threw her “so hard on the floor” hurting her left shoulder.
She said one of her friends tried to get Burna to talk to his boys but he just laughed and left the club with his security.
She added that Burna Boy’s friends were also shooting at people attempting to leave the club and “they were out to kill and didn’t care who got hit.”
She also said that when she finally got to a place she thought was safe, the man who initially approached her on behalf of Burna saw her and told her, “you’re the one that was doing shakara, abi?”
She said he then reached into his pants to get something resembling a gun but her friends came to her rescue.
She said she later found out her partner had been grazed in the head with a bullet and his friend was shot in the thigh.
She explained that the incident left her traumatised and after seeing Burna Boy’s response, she’s been feeling worse.
In what seems like a vague response to the Briella’s story, Burna Boy tweeted, “Nigerian social media can say Burna Boy started Boko Haram, e no go shock me.”