Nigerian Afrobeats singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, recently sparked conversations on social media with his remarks about fellow artist Burna Boy.
In an interview, Davido claimed that he and Wizkid were the first young artists to achieve significant success in the music industry. He also referred to Burna Boy, Rema, Asake, and Mayorkun as a group of new artists who are currently making waves in the industry.
However, Davido’s statement received mixed reactions from social media users. Some individuals found it problematic that Davido, who himself emerged in 2012, would label Burna Boy as a “new cat” and compare him to relatively younger artists like Rema and Asake. They believed that since both Davido and Burna Boy entered the scene around the same time, Davido’s remark was unfair.
Conversely, some people agreed with Davido’s sentiment and opined that Burna Boy is not on the same level as Wizkid and Davido. However, they also expressed the view that Davido should have included Olamide in the list of young artists who made a breakthrough in the industry.
Overall, Davido’s comments about Burna Boy and other emerging artists have triggered a discussion on social media, with varying opinions on the matter.