Popular musician and songwriter Burna Boy has stimulated reactions on social media from Nigerians following his statement a night ago as he described himself as the best in Nigeria since Fela Kuti.
He brought this to light through his Twitter page a while ago while lamenting that the industry has a very high level of hypocrisy.
Burna said on his twitter page “Everybody they find them own. I have been 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.”
He further made it open that nobody in the music industry paved the way for him like some fans think, adding that he brought respect to Nigeria.
He seems to have stepped on toes as most Nigerians have seen his statement as a proud one and have stirred reactions from most of his followers on social media.
Recall that Burna boy was nominated for Grammys award but lost to Angelique Kodjo
Some of the comments gathered include;
@Jezzyjoseph “Where were you since 2010-2018? I mean where were 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.”
@Skeply1586 “There is nothing you’ve done that no Nigeria artist has done. You brought nothing here, you are just part of the people that pushed afrobeat to the world
“So you did not set any table a lot of artists have already set it before you started getting ur fame last 2 years!!
@Oga.Bobby “I wonder what would have happened if you won the Grammy. Pride comes before a fall Burna, you’re good but someone’s way ahead of you and he’s not even bragging. Be humble Dami.”
@Saintdop3 “Burna is actually saying the truth though, where was y’all when Headies gave someone who isn’t as good as Burna Boy as Next Rated 2013, nobody paved way for anybody everybody dey do him own for this our industry.”
@Ladtube “If you’ve never been outside of Nigeria please don’t comment on the “respect” part because Burna is damn right.”
@Beezidominik “The best doesn’t say he’s the best. Check all Fela’s documentaries he never said he was the best. Reasons why I prefer 2face.”
@Volqx “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 and God truly has your back. The same people that cheer you might stir the soup that would kill you.”
@Biolakazeem “I like Burna Boy a lot because of his refusal to perform humility or pretend he owes his outstanding success to anyone except himself, his talent, his team, and his God. And all comments that “pride comes before a fall” threat is just comedy. “Humble” artistes fall even faster.”
Burna boy further declared in one of his posts on his twitter page a while ago why compliments mean nothing to him.
He said; “The same people that wish you the best to your face are the same people that hope and pray you to fail so that they can feel better about themselves. That’s just Life.
“That’s why compliments mean nothing to me because hate, Jealousy is sugar-coated by them.