Meet Zimbabwean low-budget ‘Burna Boy’, builds career on resemblance and imitation

A low-budget Burna Boy is circulating online and offline in Zimbabwe, sometimes going home with accolades meant for the original African Giant. 

A video of the Zimbabwean look-alike is causing a stir on social media with the doppelgänger “duping” primary school kids with the performance of the Nigerian muso’s songs at a school event, per a report in that country.  

In an undated video that appears to have brought little limelight to the unnamed young man, ecstatic primary school children in one of Zimbabwe’s primary schools can be seen cheering and giving the doppelganger a reception of his lifetime. 

“Do they know he is not the real Burna Boy?” many have asked on social media, according to the Zim outlet that first reported the story. 

Zim-Burna seems to have made a career out of his appearance as he is now getting booked for performances across the country’s capital city functions, the medium claims. 

Apart from dressing like the African Giant, the Zimbabwean man also sings Burna Boy’s songs and takes pictures mimicking the musician. 

Celebrity doppelgangers seem to be on the increase lately. While some of them find the resemblance a disadvantage to their lives, many have found opportunities to make money out of it, notes iHarare, which recently reported on Tupac’s Zambian lookalike that has made a fortune out of the biological imitation. 

Instagram recently banned several lookalikes who were duping people that thought them real celebrities, a recent case being that of a fake Drake.  

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