Stonebwoy, Ghanaian singer, asserts Burna Boy’s status as a legend and dismisses Davido’s “new cat” remark

Ghanaian dancehall sensation, Stonebwoy, has strongly criticized Nigerian Afrobeats star, Davido, for referring to Grammy-award winner Burna Boy as a “new cat” in the music industry.

In a recent interview with GoldMyne TV, the “Activate” artist expressed his disagreement with Davido’s statement, emphasizing that Burna Boy is, in fact, a music legend. Stonebwoy highlighted Burna Boy’s extensive presence in the industry, spanning over a decade, and stated that Davido’s comment might not have been meant in a literal sense. Stonebwoy further pointed out that if he were to give his opinion, both Wizkid and Davido gained international recognition before Burna Boy.

The issue of categorizing artists as “new cats” has been a recurring topic among Afrobeats musicians recently. Davido stirred controversy during an interview when he claimed that he and Wizkid were the pioneers of Nigerian music to break into the global scene and introduce Afrobeats to an international audience. Additionally, he mentioned emerging talents like Rema, Fireboy, Mayorkun, and Asake, including Burna Boy, as part of this new wave that is taking Afrobeats worldwide.

Adding fuel to the debate, Adebayo Adeleke, widely known as B-Red, shared an anecdote about Burna Boy’s enthusiasm upon meeting Davido for the first time. B-Red revealed that Burna Boy excitedly chased after him and Davido’s car in Port Harcourt, expressing his admiration for their music.

Davido’s comments have triggered significant reactions across social media, with some agreeing that Burna Boy’s breakthrough occurred in 2018 with the hit track “YE.” On the other hand, opposing voices argue that Burna Boy’s early success can be traced back to his 2012 smash hit single, “Like To Party,” which makes it inappropriate to label him as a newcomer.

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