Yesterday dancehall act Burna Boy who turned 22 last week, announced that his mother Bose Ogulu who has managed his career so far will no longer be acting as his manager. He took to Twitter to make the announcement and I hope she was aware of it before he announced it publicly.
He wrote on Twitter
It’s been a long road to where I am today and my mother Bose Ogulu has managed me the best she could up till this point and am grateful…at this point in my life and career it is time to let my mother be my mother and let my manager be my manager, therefor Bose Ogulu is longer my manager. all bookings and enquirers for BURNA BOY should now referred to firstname.lastname@example.org. thanks for your understanding
His statement reminds me off when Usher fired his mom as his manager citing the same reason – he wanted his mom to be his mother not his manager. But the real reason was because his mother was against his marriage to then wife, Tameka Foster. He rehired her when he left Tameka but fired her when he started dating his new much older boo Grace Miguel…
Other celebs who have fired their parents as their managers: Beyonce who fired her dad Matthew Knowles, Selena Gomez also sacked her parents as her managers in April this this year.