Nigerian Singer and African Giant, Burna Boy, got himself and a host of other big names in the music industry trending after he sent a tweet out claiming he’s the best to ever do it since Late Legendary Singer and Activist, Fela Anikulapo-kuti.
Burna Boy who lost out in winning an award at the 2020 Grammys, had earlier tweeted this
FACT! I always knew I was and I am THE BEST. Everyone you think is the best KNOWS I’m BEST since Fela Kuti. But @timayatimaya told me something a long time ago that made me not care about being the best. “The World can do without the Best” the world will still spin regardless.
FACT! I always knew I was and I am THE BEST. Everyone you think is the best KNOWS I’m BEST since Fela Kuti. But @timayatimaya told me something a long time ago that made me not care about being the best. “The World can do without the Best” the world will still spin regardless.26.9K7:10 PM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy8,074 people are talking about this
A twitter user who felt this was a diss to his seniors in the industry, asked where he was when afrobeat was “crawling” between 2010-2018. In response, Burna Boy wrote ;
Lol. NOBODY paved shit for me. Everybody dey find them own. I bin Out here, if you knew the way they made us look weak by begging and paying the western world to like us you will see that no table was set and I’m the one that brought you the Respect you currently enjoy.
See their exchange below ;
Here’s how Nigerians reacted to the claim ;
Everything Burna Boy said is FACT ! and applies to every industry and sect of life . When you are winning among a range of people doing the same thing , you should know only you & God truly has your back . The same people that cheer you might stir the soup that would kill you .4,2419:27 PM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,341 people are talking about this
Burna Boy has actually been the BEST since Fela. No one paved any way for him. He has been the best since Fela Durotoye contested presidency in 2019. A king3,2209:10 PM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,242 people are talking about this
Burna Boy: I don’t care about streams and views because they’re fake
Burna: I’m so happy to hit 100m streams..
Burna: Foreign Recognition is Scam and slavery..
Burna: I’m so happy to be recognized for Grammy…
Burna: Nobody paved way for me..
Please Collect his phone now!!4,54911:03 PM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,596 people are talking about this
Now I see why the Wizkid FC never want Burna Boy to win that Grammy. See arrogance lmao..
Baba say him set table.. So, D Banj, 2 Baba, Wizkid, Davido, Olamide con set mat abi??
If you don’t geddifok with all your refurbish songs3,76010:25 PM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,144 people are talking about this
I’ve read that Burna Boy’s tweet over and over and i think i get where he’s coming from.
But for me, it’s Wizkid, Davido, Olamide then Burna Boy!6,9069:58 PM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,564 people are talking about this
Burna that thanked Kanye West 2 years ago because his album title “ye” lifted his career is out here telling us he gave Africa the respect they have now lmao. Gotta respect the weed tho. Elite work tbh3,8719:23 PM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,492 people are talking about this
Immediately we finished hyping his sold out concert, spirit of sise sise just entered Burna Boy. He has been acting like a possessed dude ever since then. Trash talking as if he fell from heaven. Have you ever seen a king ruled forever? Only God Almighty is infallible. Calm down!1,05510:22 PM – Feb 12, 2020 · Oyo, NigeriaTwitter Ads info and privacy392 people are talking about this
Burna boy can only be mentioned if it’s about artists that have been delivering for like 3 years ago.
But if the debate is about THE BEST, that should be about artists dat have been delivering nonstop for over a decade, that list is for the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Olamide & Co.3,15010:04 PM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy780 people are talking about this
What do you think? Is Burna boy really the Best?