Nigerian Afrobeats musician, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has declared himself the best Nigerian musician after the legendary Fela Kuti.
The self-acclaimed African Giant via his verified Twitter page on Wednesday night stressed that he had always known that he was ‘the best’, adding that every other person thought to be the best knew he was actually 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 @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
The “Ye” crooner’s tweet was greeted with different reactions by fans. While some fans upheld Burna boy’s tweet, others opined that he disrespected his older colleagues.
The Grammy nominee who lost to Angelique Kidjo replied one of the fans who insisted he is not the best, but that the best paved the way for him to shine, Burna Boy maintained that nobody paved way for him.
Where Were you since 2010-2018? I mean where the fuck are 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.😒😒🙄🙄
— JezzyOfficial (@JezzyJoseph) February 12, 2020
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. https://t.co/oPS1HjPrEl
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) February 12, 2020
See Nigerians reaction below:
You are the best after Fela Kuti and Wizkid. Nobody comes close again. 💯💯💯🙌
— SANTORINI (@KinqKudos) February 12, 2020
Burna shey na ur ancestors tweet this one? Please answer me, If U called Wizkid -Messi of Afrobeat then Ronaldo of Afrobeat is definitely Dbanj, Pele – Fela , Maradona – 2 Baba , Hazard – Davido. Then U Burna is Rashford of Afrobeat 🔚 pic.twitter.com/ICPbDKJhug
— Starboy 👑😈 (@iamblaze20) February 13, 2020
Burna boy trying to fit Wizkid’s shoe pic.twitter.com/49h68ZUckB
— Kezie™ 🇳🇬 (@CaptainKezie) February 12, 2020
Imagine a Burna Boy in the days of daddy showkey, Baba fryo, African china etc. Do u think you would attained this global recognition. Take it or live 2Baba, Dbanj, Psquare, Wizkid & Davido started this journey before by knocking on d door of d world. Be humble like wizkid. pic.twitter.com/yP3MUCfGlr
— Tanko Ayuba Gideon 🇳🇬⚪📸📽 (@AlutaTanko) February 13, 2020
Man u r correct u r the best from where how many years have u been in game 2yrs some who put Africa music to his shoulders will not even say dat if u know @wizkidayo u won’t say dat thunder shall fire you
— Asamoah020 (@Ebenezeragyeni2) February 12, 2020
Any man who must say, “I am the King”, is no true king.
— Seyifunmi. (@Seyi_OG) February 12, 2020
Burna Boy is the Ronaldo of Afrobeats 😂
— Outsider 🦍❤ (@Mr_Khevo) February 12, 2020
Forget about nominations or awards. If it comes fine, if it doesn’t fine but the most important thing is as long as you are making your money, you are the best”. -TIMAYA,legend fi life 💯
— Elena (@Just_seyi) February 12, 2020
Me I be your guy oh and I respect you well well, and I believe so many others do too. But when you say you are the best after FELA is an overrated comment that need attention. Respect people who have pave the way before you. As you say the world can do without the best.
— STARBOYYMIEeZY🇳🇬 (@StarboyyMIEezy) February 13, 2020
The best doesn’t say he’s the best.
Check all fela documentaries he never said he was the best. Reasons why I prefer 2face
— B e e z i 🕊 soundbox (@beezidominik) February 12, 2020
There is none better than you right now… keep flying the flag high Burna. We are with you
— Zen Magazine Africa (@zenmagafrica) February 12, 2020
I’ve been rooting for you since LIFE. I’m so happy to see you at the top bruh
— Serial the Chiller 🔫 (@bloke_mEE) February 12, 2020
If you would have won that #GRAMMYS2020 really don’t know what would happen else. Just a nomination and you have disrespected everyone in the Industry…2Face,Dbanj, P sqaure,Davido, lizard and so on…… SMH 🤦
— RAMIDO🇸🇱 (LETTER TO YOU) (@30BGPrince) February 12, 2020