Burna Boy: African Giant sparks controversy on Twitter with claims of being greatest since Fela

Burna Boy: African Giant sparks controversy on Twitter with claims of being greatest since Fela

Nigerian artiste and self-professed African Giant, Burna Boy, has sparked intense debates among Nigerians after his claims of greatness divided opinions. Indeed, Burna Boy, whose brilliant run in the music industry had culminated in his nomination for a Grammy Award; had taken to micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 to declare his pre-eminence in the Afrobeat genre.

As a matter of fact, Burna Boy claimed to the best since Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti.

Specifically, Burna Boy had tweeted:

‘‘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.’’

However, he did not stop there.

In response to a follower who took him to task on his claims to greatness; as well as the fact that others had paved the way for him; Burna Boy had gone a step further to declare that he was responsible for bringing the respect that Nigerian artistes command today.

Burna Boy

Burna Boy claims to be responsible for the respect Nigerian artistes command

‘‘Where were you since 2010-2018? I mean where the fuck are (SIC) you when Afrobeat was struggling to hit the mainstream? The BEST paved the way for you. You came in when the table has already been set and here you’re claiming the BEST since Fela,’’ the follower had queried.

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To which, the Grammy nominee had replied:

‘‘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.’’

Indeed, the claims by Burna Boy had gone viral, leading to a diversity of opinions on the matter. Subsequently, Nigerians had begun to make their thoughts known.

In fact, the debates has remained one of the major talking points on Twitter since Wednesday night.

Equally important, 1st News has put together the views from Nigerians on the contentious claims made by the Delta-born star.

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