“Burna Boy” NOT Wizkid or Davido Is The Biggest Afrobeat Artist Since “Fela” – “Anybody” Review

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Burna Boy’s excellent grip of records can never ever be overemphasized, his musical skill, unique voice, ferocious delivery, originality and love for speaking about what transpires amongst humans within the society is what establishes him by far as the  greatest afrobeat artiste of this generation, and he has once again proven that in his newest single; “Anybody.”

I know given Burna Boy the title of the greatest afrobeat artiste of this generation would raise a lot of eyebrows as well as fierce counter-reactions from a lot of music fans. But scrutinizing the afrobeat genre, its origin and how it is being ‘played’ now, we would establish the fact that Burna Boy has been the one glorifying the genre in the most original fashion.

The originator of the afrobeat is Fela Anikulapo-Kuti of blessed memory, and when you look at Fela’s records, he sings more about the events that occur in the society more than how he sings about women. Trying to find a Nigerian artiste that does something similar to what Fela did, we would agree that Burna Boy is the only afrobeat artiste in this generation that does close to doing that.

Truly, Burna sings about women, however, most of his songs are centred around societal issues. He does mostly songs that touch deep into the concerns of humans, shining light to a lot that seems dark as well as to some extent offer how to be atop of some of them.

Apart from his views in his songs, the musical instruments he adopts, the way he embeds his vocals and his very easily comprehensive lyrics make him the perfect fit for Fela’s musical throne.

This article is not about Burna Boy per se but his latest rendition; “Anybody” which is already causing music fans to over and over again appreciate the singer’s musical ingenuity. However, it is only necessary to give a reminder of how the singer remains the only afrobeat artiste exceptionally and solidly glorifying the genre with his constant song releases.

Looking at the song in proper; “Anybody” is a genuine afrobeat song. The song pattern is hypnotic, attractive, an attention seeker and those are typical of a real afrobeat vibe. It is a song that when listened to, makes one want to do a lot of things at the same time. Dance, nod, reminisce, the song would make you do more than one of these things and also necessarily, it would remind you of the legendary Fela.

Burna Boy unsurprisingly delivered fantastically on this record and it is now easily understandable why his British girlfriend, Steflon Don revealed earlier in the week that her lover is about to attain an outstanding status.

This song is about to register its influence on the heads and in the hearts of lots of music fans in the coming days and it’s just a matter of little time before it becomes an established hit.

Simple lyrics, precise sermon, very clear & polished vocals, bouncy beats and more are what this song is all about and that it is the reason Burna has scored one of the biggest hit of 2019.

Burna Boy again i repeat is the greatest afrobeat artiste of this generation!!!

Rating : 10/10

Written by Taiwo Oluwafemi

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Taiwo Oluwafemi

Nifemi is a graduate of the University of Lagos. He's a unique user of the pen when it comes to the expression of whatever. He is editor-in-chief of the organization and also a writer of news, articles, editorials and a lot more to help expand the level of knowledge of the readers and simultaneously have them entertained. A lover of music and football is who he is and a Man Utd die-hard.

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  1. Avatar

    Burna drops songs, Wiz and David don’t.

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    I agree totally

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    Burns no dey recycle lyrics but davido and wiz does…

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    But Wizkid don single all this kind songs pass na

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    You lost me at Afrobeat. Davido, Wizkid and Burna are NOT Afrobeat artistes. Do your research. There’s Afrobeat and then there’s Afrobeats. Learn the difference. #JustSaying

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    Burna na still kid wey dey learn how to craw reach where Davido and Wizkid day ok.

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    It’s disrespect for compering burns to wizkid and davido. Who know burns?

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    Yes,burn dey try shaa

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    Burna boy dey sing abeg

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    Everybody knows burns

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    Wiz si the number 1

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    Burna the king of Nigeria ? music

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    burna may the best but definitely not biggest

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    It is totally stupid to say he is the Greatest..
    I would agree if you say he his this generation’s Fela because he sinqs like Fela.
    But you should know that Wizkid and Davido put not only Nigeria but Africa as a whole in the Global music map.
    Burna Boy is still a kid.. You shouldn’t even compare him to them..

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    read articles b4 u comment, morons

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    Burna still following davido style wizzy the best

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    Burna boy brought Afrobeat to live.. It’s just a matter of time he’s gonna go global like Wizkid and Davido.
    But it really amazes me how people call Burna boy “small boy” , not fit to be compared to Wizkid and Davido .
    For those who care to read Burna boy has risen, see it for yourself

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    Be like say the writer Don mad….oloshi….make Wizz drop something sha… Asshole

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    no one

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    burna is of course the king of afrobeat
    fela kuti lives on in him

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    Tooxclusive, are u paid by burna boy to write good thing about him… U criticize wizkid in gbese and give a bad review, why this average track. Taiwo Oluwafemi, u’re a disgrace to blogging profession

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    Yeah am a follower of all of them. Burns is more global than both. Can there use your song for an entry into the world boxing match. Burna is bigger I swear.

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    Great piece, he’s the best of this generation and he keeps giving us good music.

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    Burns boy na good musician

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    Because you have phone you’re writing nonsense. Be guided man

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    Finest

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    Totally disagree

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    overrated

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    afro beat is different from afro pop so dont mix them together oo tooxclusive

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    Oluwa Burna is simply the King Kong…
    his records would b heard for ages.

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    Burna King…..Nice one

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    This was how Techno started just give burna sometime wizzy and David has been on it for years so let’s see if burna can keep up na now him just really blow so let us see if he will continue .

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    The problem isn’t bout these artists. The problem is you have downgraded your mind so as not to acknowledge the exceptional work they are all putting in to uplift themselves and African at large… We are gods stop comparing us?

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    Lol….the person wey write this is mad …Davido and wizkid quarter achievement burna never get ,this idiot con dey compare burna to wiz / Davido(ojueolegba/fall alone is bigger than the whole burna carrier. You should compare burna to mr eazi .

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    Lol….the person wey write this is mad …Davido and wizkid quarter achievement burna never get ,this idiot con dey compare burna to wiz / Davido(ojueolegba/fall alone is bigger than the whole burna carrier. You should compare burna to mr eazi …..

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    Oga fall and ojuelegba is not bigger than Ye, no dey talk nonsense,fall is the song that has put Davido on the global map,ojuelegba was the song that put wiz on the global map and Ye is the song that has put burna on the global map as well,

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    If by stealing and sampling Fela’s lyrics endlessly then I agree that burna is the afrobeat man.

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    Am 100% sure that you are not normal.

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    Foolish write-up, do your research well Mr poster

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    Burna is de number one


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