A British podcaster has said that Nigerian music star, Burna Boy did not become a leading act in the industry until 2019 when he released ‘African Giant’ album.
He said that prior to that year, there was only Top 2 – Wizkid and Davido and the Last Last crooner does not have the same bragging rights as his colleagues.
The media personality argued that the Grammy winner was a good artiste but he did not have the type of catalogue that could match that of Machala and the Omo Baba Olowo.
He said he knew Burna Boy for a while, however, he was not really playing the singer’s music up until 2019, the year he got a big break after the Coachella fiasco.
According to him; “In my calendar there was only top 2 up until 2019, before that there was nothing like top 3. Burna Boy did not get in that top 3 mix up until 2019 when African Giant was released.
He was a decent artiste, a great artiste, don’t get me wrong, but in my book he was not in the top 3, there was no top 3 then.”
In response, his co-host argued that Burna Boy was going through some issues with his management and flight restrictions at the time which prevented him from focusing on his music like the others.
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CorrectNG recalls that last year Davido stirred controversy when he stated that he and his counterpart, Wizkid were the first young artistes to become successful.
The Omo Baba Olowo claimed that everybody was aware of the reality and noted that he was excited to see “new cats” dominating the music industry. Davido grouped Burna Boy, Rema, Fireboy, Mayorkun and Asake as the ‘new cats’ who came after him and Wizkid.
He said; “Everybody knows that I was one of the first, Wizkid and I were the first young artistes to blow up and it feels good seeing new cats like Burna Boy, Rema, Fireboy, Mayorkun.
You know a lot of new cats coming, killing it…Asake who was on my album. So, yes, I think the future of Afrobeat is in good hands.”