Few days ago Burna Boy caused an uproar among music lovers by calling himself the best and the one that created the respect which other Nigerian artistes now enjoys.
The debate about who really brought that respect and paved way for other artistes arise and for sure we have some artistes in Nigeria that has represented us in Africa and beyond and has really put us on the world map.
In no particular order, here are the top 5 artiste that we believed paved way for Burna Boy
1. Femi Kuti
Femi Kuti is undoubtedly one the Godfather’s in Nigeria music scene. He embraced the Afrobeat culture from his late father Fela Kuti which the likes of Wizkid, Burna Boy and almost all Nigerian artiste now embrace too.
With a couple of Grammy nominations and winning some international awards, Femi Kuti has really represented Nigeria and he has put us on the world map.
The Koko master is arguably the best entertainer in Africa, he signed a deal with Sony Records to bring Sony Music to Africa.
Asides having a deal with the likes of Kanye West andDr Dre and other top international figures, D’banj has been representing Nigeria and Africa in World summits.
Call him Baba Nla, call him Daddy Yo, Wizkid is a pride of Africa. Wizkid was the first African artiste to sold out the popular 02 Arena in London twice.
With numerous awards to his name he is also the first African artiste to bag seven Billboard nominations asides being the youngest African to get a Grammynomination and the first Afro pop artiste to appear on Guinness Book Of Records.
Asides winning numerous awards home and abroad, Davido has performed on World stages.
Davido’s song FAll is the only song by an African artiste to reach the highest peak on Billboard. He has also sold out the popular 02 Arena in London.
No doubt Davido has represented and has put Nigeria on the world map.
We have to respect Asa for claiming a Nigerian and not a French citizen. She has won numerous awards to her name and has allowed the western world to respect talents from Nigeria.
She has performed on the world stages and she has created a lovable soul music different from what others are doing.
So Guys we have a question for you.
Which Nigerian Artiste Really Paved Way For Burna Boy Internationally?
Lets hear from you.