Veteran Nollywood actor, Patrick Doyle, has stated that the famous Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has not individually accomplished anything outstanding in the music industry.
This is coming a week after Burna Boy in a recent interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe said that afrobeat is “literally nothing and has no lyrical substance.”
The actor in a Facebook post on Wednesday, noted that the recognition enjoyed by Burna Boy is undeserved.
He made this statement while explaining the need for Burna and his contemporaries to be humble and respect the diligent and innovative forerunners like Sunny Ade, Mabel Fashek, late Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Patrick Doyle wrote: “The credit for the feats that appear to be puffing the likes of Burna Boy up have to be properly ascribed to the greats who cleared the thorny paths that have created pathways for his likes.
“Burna Boy has not by himself done anything that can be remotely described as great. He and his peers are recipients of the labours of heroes past. They need to be humble and respectful of their diligent and truly pioneering predecessors like SunnyAde, Majek Fashek, Ik Dairo and the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
“Greatness and great feats don’t exist in a vacuum. Let us not contribute to the creation of an arrogant and obnoxious monster.”
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