By Jennifer Okundia
In a tweet, Burna Boy said he has always known that he is the best since Fela Kuti and that everyone knows that. A follower then asked him where he has been from 2010-2018, and that he came in when the table has been set, also that those in the industry paved the way for the ‘Ye’ crooner, the singer said nothing like that happened and he found his lane by himself.
OluwaBurna, as he is sometimes called while replying to the follower, disclosed that those before him made Africans look weak because they begged and paid the Westerners to like us.
See the exchange…
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.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) February 12, 2020
Dude should leave fela songs and write his own and then let that same song qualify him for Grammy then he can come and take that title stop downgrading the great Fela
— RIP KOBE💔💔 (@cee_jhaay) February 13, 2020
This is my advice to you #Burna
eso fun alaso igbalode ko rora akisa ti lo gba ri…
Tell that person who is putting on that current fine clothe to take it easy, a rag clothe has once been in vogue.
— TAIWO ADEBANJI (@Iam_adebanji) February 13, 2020
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!
— Queen Viva 💕 (@TheBaeTwits) February 13, 2020
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..
— Y a k u z a – S u r f e r 🏄🏽♂️ (@UncleAbiodun) February 13, 2020
Davido giving credits to Tubaba Psquare & Dbanj, The actual artistes who paved the way for him to be where he is now
Wizkid has also done the same
But there's never been a moment Burna boy acknowledged these legends, Man is so full of himself
Pride comes before downfall Burna pic.twitter.com/SBfOh6dILa
— Vinnie (@vinz6199) February 13, 2020
Burna: I'm the best, even your best knows it, nobody paved nothing for me, I did it all by myself and brought the western recognition to Africa alone!!! Respect your king
2face, Dbanj, psquare, wizkid, Davido, olamide : https://t.co/vGYo4ZXKrP
— Swift Godwin (@SwiftGodwin) February 13, 2020
Burna Boy: I paved the way
Wizkid, Davido, D'banj , 2face, Olamide, Psquare etc. pic.twitter.com/9VMIWcdd1g
— 🇳🇬 D.U.C.E🗣 (@mazi_duce) February 13, 2020
Both from PH City…
Both most talked about!!!
— TITANS YEYE LAWYER🔱🔱😠 (@YeyeLawyer) February 13, 2020
Una no talk this one few weeks ago o , when he was nominated, fuvkin hypocrites
Make una no forget sey na burna , he called himself the African giant una fight am he proved it, now he says he's the best una dey vex , watch out for what's next lol #FOOTONNECK2020
— Rehogad (@vibesmanshii) February 13, 2020
— ENIKS (@eniksnuel) February 13, 2020
Burna boy said he's the best since Fela Kuti 😂
— Osu Sarkodie 🇬🇭 🇳🇬 (@Nasty00007) February 13, 2020
If there is anything i will stan Burna boy for, it would be for his ability to remix Fela's music better than anybody else. pic.twitter.com/iWYXjvas8T
— GREATNESS. (@gabrielsunny7) February 13, 2020
Don't come and say rubbish here abeg 👊
— AKOMOLAFE BLOG MEDIA, IBADAN (@Akomolafeblog) February 13, 2020
— IG: brownzeetv (@brownzeetv) February 13, 2020
One funny thing about this Burna Boy issue is that after all these much talk, he'll just drop one song, and we'll all forgive and forget. pic.twitter.com/eEZzPy9y1C
— The Kings Last born (@Owleesah_) February 13, 2020
Burna was talking about his colleagues but you Guys are quick to attack because you over rate yourselves lol
I NeVer RaTeD BUrna 😏
Who cares ? Who rates you? Who gives a hoot about you? Lmao
Burna has always been cocky, you either Stan or fuckoff.
— Today’s BREAD💙🥰🌻🌼☘️ IJOLABI🙌🏾 🔥#TurnupQueen (@behappygang) February 13, 2020
Burna Boy’s African Giant’ album was nominated for a Grammy award in the World Music Album category in 2020 but lost to 59-year-old Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo whose album “Celia” won the Best Contemporary World Music award.
Kidjo dedicated the award to Burna Boy as she declared Burna as part of the new generation of African musicians who will take the world by storm.
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