You cannot place Burnaboy with the likes of Rema, Fireboy or Asake.
Let’s argue with fact for or against this statement made by Davido.
“Wizkid and I were the first young artistes to blow up and it feels good seeing new cats like Burna Boy, Rema, Fireboy, Mayorkun and Asake kllling it now”
– Davido pic.twitter.com/qBf5SnKg3n
— BASITO (@itzbasito) June 8, 2023
For arguememt sake, is it safe to say Davido’s set should be WizKid, Olamide, Tiwa savage, Seyi Shay, and many artist that have come and gone without including Burnaboy?
Burnaboy’s hit song was “like to party” back in 2012 but before 2011, but Burnaboy infact had abeg abeg abeg in 2011, Which was in his debut album L.I.F.E (2013).
Before the likes of like to party, there was Best of Burn series, vol 1 released before Davido’s back when in 2011 and there’s also “trumpet” by Burnaboy which he featured Davido
He has been in the music world delivering tunes and “classic Burna” but became more popular and rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013).
Meanwhile Davido in 2011
@burnaboylive dm ur pin…. im a big fan g
— Davido (@davido) August 21, 2011
— Davido (@davido) October 11, 2012
Burnaboy-Trumpet ft Davido OUT SOON!!! Madt tune!!
— Davido (@davido) October 22, 2011
Are we saying we cannot put Davido, WizKid and Burnaboy in the same category because Burnaboy wasnt winning “artist of the year” or “next rated” or going on tours? But, these same artist had discographies that put them in the same time frame, the difference is the blow up.
With his discography you cannot place him with the likes of Rema, fireboy or Asake.
In comparison with Burnaboy, let’s have a look at Rema, fireboy, etc first song, first hit and debut album.
Rema’s debut single Iron man was in 2019, his hit song Dumebi was that same year.
Fireboy released a debut single “jealous” in 2019 followed by a debut album “laughter, tears and goosebumps” later that year.
Asake dropped Ayeeza in 2018 but became more popular with debut single Mr money in 2020, then he released his debut studio album “Mr. Money with the Vibe” on September 8, 2022.
Mayorkun dropped “eleko” in 2016 which was his first song and hit and dropped his debut album in 2018 “the mayor of Lagos”.
One fact which will stand is, Burnaboy became internationally recognised and dominating industries in recent time which so many Nigerian artist would die for and thank God for good music, fans, streaming platforms and social media but putting him side by side with new artist that started in 2018 is very insulting and diminishing all the hardwork he has put into his craft.
Twitter Ng reaction to Davido’s statement
Burna boy dropping songs since 2012 does not make him same set with Wizkid, Davido and Olamide.
Seyi Vibez has been dropping songs since 2018 but nobody calls him set with Rema, Fireboy and so on.
Everybody sabi the year wey them blow.
— LERRY (@_AsiwajuLerry) June 8, 2023
Davido dey chase clout, and e dey pain me because na my idol. Burna na my idol too. My idol come dey use my other idol cook. It's a loss loss for me on both sides. Davido just spoil my day. 😓
— Sam George Mac 🎃 (@SGMtheProf) June 8, 2023
Davido in 2015. Burna boy in 2015
One was a full blown artist and the other was a full blown video vixen. 😂 pic.twitter.com/tjuHcbM7O9
— 𝕍𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕪 🍀 (@VellySlimKing) June 8, 2023
Outsiders claim Burna boy didn’t blow in 2018 but their fanbase name is coined from an album “Outside” that dropped 2018, make it make sense? 😂😂😭
— ÅŸ0𝕸Į𝕯Ē💜🇬🇧 (@JoyisBackAgain) June 8, 2023
Davido is partially right, Burna just started dominating the industry which justifies Davido's "New cat" statement; Burna is nowhere near Wizkid or Davido even with a Grammy win, but putting Burna in the same list with upcomers like Rema, Fireboy & Mayorkun is truly insulting.
— Daniel Regha (@DanielRegha) June 8, 2023
Wizkid received his 1st Headies 'Artiste of the Year' nomination in 2012
Davido received his 1st 'Artiste of the Year' nomination in 2013
Olamide received his 1st 'Artiste of the Year' nom in 2013
Burna received his 1st 'Artiste of the Year' nomination in 2018
New cat? Meow🐈
— ALO ALO (@Aloma__DMW) June 8, 2023
Saying Burna Boy is bigger than Davido because Burna has a grammy is like saying Julian Alvarez is bigger than Cristiano Ronaldo because he won a World Cup. Doesn’t make sense
— Lατιf (@iLatif_) June 8, 2023
Burna Boy released Like to Party in 2012, the same year Davido came out. Kilofa disrespect 😂👀🤔 pic.twitter.com/yxD9x8V6kG
— ✨👑 DaddyMO👑✨🏁 (@therealdaddymo1) June 8, 2023
Disrespecting Burna Boy when you were a fan 12 years ago is wild bro 😭😭😭 https://t.co/v3KCkFXHzl
— Mod (@CFCMod_) June 8, 2023
This is a tweet from 2011 of Davido telling Burna Boy he was a fan. Look at him rejoicing when Burna boy replied. So please tell me how is Burna a new cat if you were a fan in 2011?
Check thread for link to the tweet ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/EVPWsh867U
— IRUNNIA (@Irunnia_) June 8, 2023
Nissi Ogulu reacts to ‘New Cats’ comment.
She is Burna Boy’s sister. pic.twitter.com/I95GXjA6dk
— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) June 8, 2023
Let’s not lie, let’s not steal. Comparing Burna boy to Fireboy, Rema, Asake and co. is disrespectful sha😅
— ỌMỌ́TÁRÁ ÀKÀNNÍ-LAWRENCE (@_theladymo) June 8, 2023
There is no way you want to spin it, putting Burna Boy in the same category with the likes of Rema and Joe boy is a big insult to him, but y’all should continue defending nonsense.
— BASH-AAR 🔞 (@FaruqBashar) June 8, 2023