Popular Nigerian singer and Grammy nominatee, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex popularly known as Burna Boy has been caught in an alleged cheating scandal.
23-year-old Jo Peal has alleged that she has been dating the Afrobeats singer for two years while he was also seeing his well-known 28 years old British rapper girlfriend Stefflon Don, whom he started dating in 2019.
The “YE” crooner was exposed by his alleged side chick who took to her Instagram page @_jopeal in a 14 minutes video to drop details of her relationship with the superstar, and how has been dating the star secretly.
She said the following in her Instagram video;
“Two years is such a long time for a person to be hidden, It has affected me in so many ways, and I can’t hold it any more to protect people that wouldn’t protect me.”
The 23-year-old narrated how they met and started a relationship after he DMed her on Instagram.
“I feel like what he made me feel like when I met him made me feel like love at first sight. He just gravitated towards me, he was very sweet, his words actually worth his action. Not only will he tell me like he loves me, and other personal things, he actually showed me“
She stated that everything was fine until they argued on a certain December which she failed to mention the year, then she started hearing rumors that Burna Boy had started dating popular British rapper, Stefflon Don.
The rumors were confirmed when Burna Boy and Stefflon Don went public with their relationship in January 2019 after they met at one of his shows in Ghana.
She explained how devastated she was when she learned of Burna Boy’s relationship with the British rapper.
“I literally collapsed and cried for days, probably even weeks, I feel like the thing that hurt me the most is that from the first day I met him, he always emphasized how much he just loved black women, African women. He made me feel so good to the point; I cut my hair just recently.
“I don’t even wear makeup to go see him, he loves my short hair, he was telling me how beautiful I am. He just truly helped boost my self-confidence in ways I didn’t think was possible and I just loved that about him.”
According to Pearl, when she confronted him, he told her that he heard she had moved on with another person after their argument in December and that was why he went into the relationship with Stefflon Don.
After she had ignored him from March to April, they started speaking again in May when Burna reached out to explain that he still loved her and they continued with their relationship.
Pearl also said she thought Burna’s relationship with the British rapper was a publicity stunt.
She said that;
“At that point, I thought this relationship was fake anyway. I thought, there’s no way this boy is going to date someone like that only because of the things he has told me about himself. Knowing how he is so in tune with his African heritage and black women,”
Pearl said they never addressed the other relationship and they resumed as usual.
“For the past two years we have never stopped seeing each other,” she also said.
“It’s just been like the elephant in the room that we choose not to discuss and we just go about things like it doesn’t exist.
“I just was in love, and I have been in love for two years, and I have been seeing him for two years; I’ve just always been in the background.”
“In the past two years, he has never mentioned the person I see him with on social media to my face. That person never gets acknowledged, it’s like she doesn’t exist in our world,” she also said.
“D, I’m just tired of protecting you,” she said, addressing Burna Boy. “I’ve got feelings too, seeing you in secret for two years has been detrimental to my mental state. “
“It’s my choice, but you guys will never understand what it is to be in my shoes.
“I didn’t do this video to hurt you. I know it will hurt you because as far as you are concerned, me and you are on good terms but I can’t do this anymore.
“I’m not doing this for clout, I’ve been very private for two years, I’m not doing this for money because financially I have been so stable, working and having someone provide for me , so I’m simply doing this because I’m about to burst and mentally I feel like I am in a bad place.”
Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their opinions on the issue
Burna boy dated his side chic and Stefflon don for two years. What if the side chic was the main chic and Stefflon don was the side chic pic.twitter.com/3hENTNTGrW
— Aros (@Dami_aros) December 2, 2020
I just saw videos of the girl that claims to be Burna’s side chick and I realized she’s built almost exactly like Stefflon Don.
So there’s a high probability Burna didn’t know they were different girls.
— Deacon Tolu⛪ (@Bams_Jnr) December 2, 2020
Omo this steff and jopearl gist ehn…
Rema suppose feature Burna for Woman remix pic.twitter.com/K6juAVXVuN
— ENIYANSORO✂️ (@iam_tallblaqboi) December 2, 2020
I don’t blame Burna, he’s following Wizkid’s footsteps, Disturbing London.
— débọ́lá Fẹ́mi. (@ogbeni_ceejay) December 2, 2020
not steff learning yoruba for her new song for burna boy to be cheating this whole time💀 pic.twitter.com/rK7jAS9aXz
— that weirdo with five colours in her hair (@RemiIdowux) December 1, 2020
Burna boy cheated on steff? I guess he must have been doing it on the low pic.twitter.com/1Ojx7uBlzc
— emo-ner (@Etheshadowman) December 1, 2020
Burna Boy dating Steff and Jopearl at the same time. One and only African Giant pic.twitter.com/9vDsgaEZkC
— Adahor | (@adahorinc) December 2, 2020
Burna boy cheated? Guess he couldn’t keep it on the low😹
— 1ckaay🥷🏾 (@1ckaay) December 1, 2020
Burna boy: “I love you Stefflon”
Burna boy: “I love you too Jo” pic.twitter.com/rXJXnqRieA
— Ichie Bullion (@principe_viii) December 2, 2020