Burna Boy came under fire two weeks ago, when he made series of posts on twitter reiiterating no artiste paved the way for him. Claiming he’s the best thing after Fela, in an already deleted tweets.
A lot of folks including music critics and fans found the statements disrespectful to his predecessors who contributed to the growth of what we have today as the Nigerian music industry.
One of the significant artistes in the late 90’s and 00’s, Eedris Abdulkareem has weighed in on Grammy nominated artiste’s rant.
Eedris was a guest on Entertainment Splash on TVC, when quizzed on the issue he had a lot to say.
Eedris, who never shies away from controversy called for Burna Boy to issue a public apology. Accusing him of stealing Fela’s Songs to get to where he is.
Abdulkareem further questioned the impact of Burna Boy’s music compared to the legendary Fela.
“Burna Boy needs to apologize. At least, Fela made it happen for you. And you stole from Fela’s songs to become who you are. “You stole from Afrobeat to become who you are, even though Fela’s songs are strictly about messages that add value to the lives of people. What are your songs all about.”
Watch the full interview below.