Burna called out his colleagues for being pretentious and claims he’s the best Nigerian artist since Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
On February 12, 2020, Nigerian superstar came for Nigerian artists on his Twitter account. Amongst other things, he claimed that Nigerian artists were pretentious.
Then a fan replied Burna Boy that, “Where were you since 2010-2018? I mean where the f**k 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.”
Burna then replied with a sledgehammer of words, “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.”
Since then, opinions have been split on Twitter. The elusive issue has also been deciphering the exact person Burna Boy addressed in the first tweet.