Davido Faces Backlash for Referring to Burna Boy as a Newcomer in Music Industry

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Nigerian afrobeat singer, Davido, received online criticism after he described Burna Boy, his colleague in the music industry, as one of the newcomers currently dominating the music scene.


In a recent interview, Davido claimed that he and Wizkid were the first young Nigerian artists to achieve stardom.

He expressed his excitement about the success of “new cats” such as Burna Boy, Rema, Fireboy, Mayorkun, and Asake.

Nissi Throws Subtle Shade at Davido

In response to Davido’s statement, Nissi, Burna Boy’s sister, subtly shaded Davido by sharing a video from Burna Boy’s concert on her Instagram page.

She captioned the post in Pidgin English, saying, “New cats are facing their hustle.”

Social Media Backlash against Davido

Numerous Nigerians took to social media to express their disappointment and berate Davido for his remarks.

Some criticized his claim, highlighting Burna Boy’s achievements and impact on the music industry.


Others pointed out the inconsistency in Davido’s statement, noting that Burna Boy had gained recognition before the mentioned “new cats” and had been carrying Afrobeat alongside others for years.

Mixed Reactions and Varied Opinions

Opinions among social media users were divided.

While some agreed with Davido’s assessment, others found his remarks disrespectful and insensitive.

Some Wizkid fans supported Davido’s statement, acknowledging the progress Burna Boy has made.

However, the general sentiment criticized Davido for diminishing Burna Boy’s contribution and for making questionable comparisons between artists of varying levels of experience.

Davido’s Controversial Statements and Relevance

Critics highlighted Davido’s history of making controversial statements and suggested that these incidents contribute to his ongoing relevance in the industry.

Some argued that Davido’s career has benefited from constant comparisons to Wizkid, even though it is widely known that he lacks the same level of artistry and musical impact.

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