- Nigerian Afro-fusion artiste, Burna Boy, has become the topic of discussion on the streets of social media
- The Anybody crooner got Nigerians feeling some type of way after saying nobody in the industry paved way for him and that he is the best thing since Fela Kuti
- Burna also said he is the one responsible for the respect Nigerians currently enjoy
- Nigerians have reacted to his boastful statements, saying they are glad he did not even win the Grammy
Nigeria is a country where humility and respect for elders are highly placed. For this reason, there have been lots of talks on social media in the past about how new generation artistes should respect those who had been in the game before them because they paved the way.
It is common to hear statements from people about how some musicians are legends and how they deserve to be respected in the industry.
Well, it appears popular Afro-fusion Nigerian star, Burna Boy, does not place any high importance on legends going by his recent tweets on social media.
According to Burna, he is the best thing after Fela Kuti and he is the one responsible for the respect Nigerians currently enjoy.
The Anybody crooner also said nobody paved the way for him. He further stated that he learnt long ago from another singer, Timaya, that the world can live without the best.
See his tweets below:
Nigerians on social media have reacted to Burna Boy’s tweets and many of them do not seem impressed by it. Many people described the singer as being arrogant and they rejoiced that he did not even win the Grammy he was nominated for.
Others, however, said he is right to feel he is the next best thing after Fela. Read some comments below:
Queen Viva said: "BurnaBoy Saying he is BEST Afrobeats Artiste after Fela is none of Mind b ignoring the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Psquare, 2face, Dbanj. But, why didn’t he win the Grammy for his nominated album African Giant over Angelique Kidjo? Alaye, stop sampling people’s song.. be original!"
Hurricane Dada wrote: "Even Koffee that won Grammy in Jamaica came with a great speech thanking every artiste she ever listened to, Fela for chop slap from Satan to say Burna win Grammy."
Yakuza Surfer tweeted: "Actually Nobody paved way for Burna Boy, Y’all should be sincere here Tell me 1 Artist in Nigeria that hasn’t claim to be “the best “ ? or the “all-time best “?. Wizkid, Davido, Dbanj, 2face, Psquare even Fela.. Talk na? Y’all just hate The African Giant! Geng Awon hypocrisy.."
See more reactions below:
In other news, Legit.ng reported that South African rapper, AKA, took to social media via Twitter to celebrate Burna Boy despite losing the Grammy award to legendary Beninese singer, Angelique Kidjo.
According to AKA, even a nomination is a huge achievement. He added that Burna Boy is still a champion and he considers him a winner.
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