Grammy-nominated artiste, Burna Boy, is receiving a lot of flak on social media after proclaiming himself as the greatest Nigerian musician ever after Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.
Burna Boy on Wednesday took to Twitter to say “fact! I always know I was and I am the best. Everyone you think is the best knows I’m best since Fela Kuti.”
The tweet did not end there: “But Timaya told me something a long time ago that made me not to care about being the best [because] the world can do without the best and the world will still spin regardless.”
The ‘African Giant’s statement did not sit well with some people, especially Nigerians, who argue that Wizkid, Davido, among others, paved the way for him to attain the limelight.
One bothered Twitter fan, Jezzy Joseph, in a repost asked Burna Boy where he was when Afrobeat was struggling to hit mainstream between 2010 to 2018.
He added, “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.”
Jezzy provoked Burna Boy who came back to hit him hard.
“Lol. Nobody paved shit for me. Everybody dey find them own. I bin [sic] 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 said.
Burna Boy’s reply has angered many fans on Twitter who claim he is an arrogant musician.
Meanwhile, there are core fans throwing their weight behind the ‘Ye’ hitmaker for stating nothing but facts.