I am the Best after Fela – Burna Boy
Feb. 13, 2020
Nigerian popular Afrobeat Artiste Burna Boy has claimed he is the best since the demise of Fela Kuti. In a statement made recently, he said other musicians knows he is the best:
“ 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 Timaya 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 ”.
Nigerians are reacting to the tweet which has spread like wildfire through the social media space. Some claimed that some Artiste like Lagbaja, 2Baba, Dbanj, Psquare and Wizkid had an influence on Afrobeats to the world than Burna Boy. Some also blasted him for rating himself so high after being in the frontline of music for just two years while Artiste like Lagbaja brought Afrobeat to limelight when it was struggling to hit the mainstream.
Burna Boy's album, African Giant got nominated in the Best World Music Album category at 62nd Grammy Awards but was beaten to the award by African legend Angelique Kidjo on January 26th, 2020.