Is Burna Boy on the same level with Wizkid and Davido
The Nigerian music scene has been dominated by two major artistes in the last 6 years and it is already looking like no one can break their dominance as the two keeps winning big at all the prestigious awards organized in the country and even in Africa.
Since 2012 the ‘artiste of the year’ has been between Wizkid and Davido followed closely by Olamide. The two have been tremendous over the years and they keep dishing out great songs year in year out.
Afro-fusion act, Burna Boy have always been a hardworking musician who has been in the background for years. He has been releasing good songs since his first single ‘Like to party’ in 2013.
Burna Boy has never been the type to be nominated for awards, this is attributed to his absence at the event and controversies that trails the singer.
However, the Port Harcourt born singer had a wonderful year. 2018 can be regarded as Burna Boy’s best year in his music career after the release of his hit album ‘Outside’. This album is undoubtedly the best album out of Nigeria.
The album had hit songs like Heaven’s Gate, Ye, Rock your body, Devil in California and more. His hit song ‘Ye’ was voted as the 25th best song in the UK this year by the Complex UK. The song video also helped Burna Boy rating on YouTube when he was rated as the Artiste on the Rise on the video-sharing website, His video was played at the New York Times Square by YouTube to celebrate this feat.
Burna Boy also enjoyed some international collaboration which includes his feature on Rita Ora’s ‘Your Song’ and the release of ‘All My Life’ with Major Lazer.
Burna Boy will be headlining his concert ‘Burna Live’ in Lagos this December in what seems to be a first of its kind and despite the high cost of the ticket, the concert is almost sold out before the day of the event.
He has also been nominated in 6 categories (Digital Artiste of the year, Video of the year, Song of the year, Viewers’ Choice, Listeners’ Choice, African Artiste of the year) in the Soundcity MVP award. The ‘Gbona’ crooner had the best year in his music career this year and will hope for the better after this year.
Burna Boy came from not getting nominated at awards to getting several nominations including the coveted African Artiste of the year award. His fanbase surged this year and he is enjoying the best of the moment.
Although Wizkid and Davido had a wonderful year too with the release of several hit songs this seems to be a Burna Boy year according to lovers of Nigerian music.
It was a superb year for Burna Boy but it might be hard to break the dominance of Wizkid and Davido in the Nigerian music industry and even in Africa as both artistes are still very much relevant in the industry and they will be dropping their album next year.
All the three artistes, Burna Boy, Davido and Wizkid will be going head to head for the most prestigious award in the country ‘Artiste of the Year’.
Wizkid has the highest number of nominations, 8, at the Soundcity MVP awards and Davido was not left behind as the DMW boss was nominated 5 times.
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