Davido has done nothing but disrespect and degrade Burnaboy with his statement. The battle for who the goat is in Nigeria has been a long and exhausting one. It has been a hindrance to the smooth relationship of these artist.
This battle has not just affected the artist but the fans too. There is always one fan war or the other on the internet. The sensitivity surrounding the issue of relevance and the music industry has informed the speeches of artist. In interviews it is expected they tread carefully not to imply one is greater than the other, of pitch one against the other.
Even while claiming to own Nigeria, these major artists are expected to not mention another person’s name to avoid a fan war or a cold war in the music industry. Davido threw all these caution to the wind when he sat for his latest interview.
People have claimed he was either high or drunk because his disrespect was uncalled for. Davido in his interview called himself, one of the first while claiming that an alignment of WizKid and himself blew the game up.
He made further provocative statement when he said, “it feels good seeing new cards coming up, the likes of Burnaboy, Rema, Mayorkun, Fireboy and even Asake”.
His speech has ignited alot of questions, in mentioning those that blew the game why were the likes of, Don Jazzy, Olamide and 2 face excluded? Why is Burnaboy categorized as an upcoming artist.
It is true that with Davido’s, Da mi Duro, he became a household name before Burnaboy, but the time difference between that and Like to Party by Burnaboy is just a year.
If a year difference is enough to downplay Burna’s influence, then it should also be enough to decategorize Davido from the set of WizKid, because there exist years of difference in their spotlight entry.
Burnaboy being categorized as upcoming when he started so early and has been stable ever since, seems like an unwarranted attack. The exclusion of certain names that actually paved way in the industry like Don Jazzy is an even bigger disrespect.
This condescending speech has caused a massive stir on the internet. The different fanbases are bringing proof to support their corresponding artist. Hopefully, Burnaboy overlooks this and stay quiet, else there might be a bigger rancour.