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Burna Boy VS Naira Marley – Who Deserves 2019 Artiste Of The Year?

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It has been a great year for both Burna Boy and Naira Marley as the two Nigerian music superstars have both dominated the music proceedings in Nigeria within the year.

These two have been the most talked about Nigerian music stars this year as well as the music stars that have achieved the most, plainly with their music. However, for the sake of one necessity in music which is competition/comparison, i would like to briefly evaluate these two stars’ individual achievements in the music scene in 2019 after which i would urge you to pick who you think deserves to be the artiste of the year.

Burna Boy

Burna already kick-started his own 2019 in December 2018 with the release of his massive hit-single, “Killin Dem” featuring Zlatan which turned-out to be a massive force in 2019 due to its massive acceptance and unrivalled influence on music enthusiasts. After that beast of a record, Burna proceeded to drop “Dangote” which resonated with music lovers and did well in its own huge way.

After “Dangote,” Burna moved-on to dropping another massive single; “Anybody” which till now still does well with music fans. With no signs of weakness shown, the “African Giant” decided to wrap-up the year with his 5th successful studio album; “African Giant,” which just recently became the first modern-day Afrobeat music project to be nominated for a grammy award. Apart from his music works, Burna Boy embarked on a massive tour of the world, performing at several cities in Africa, North America and Europe. He has also won numerous awards, one of which is the BET Best African Act award. All in 2019.

Naira Marley

Naira’s name has never been as big as Burna’s even before they both became established music superstars. All the music artiste has become today sub-consciously and luckily started in this year alone. Someone that i always describe as a product of grace and a smart-hardworking-opportunist. Naira Marley made the most of the unfair side of life that came his way. He encountered a turbulence that naturally would signalle the end of many, but he in particular stood tall, brought to the fore his bravery and made a permutation that wouldn’t even occur to a few people in such a challenging situation (a permutation that made him realize his challenging situation was a golden opportunity to become the reality of his dream). It would be surprising to you if you are a new follower of Nigerian music that Naira Marley, the man that sang the hit single, “Soapy” has been to jail in 2019 already. I know right?

It would interest you to know that apart from “Soapy” he also has other massive records within the year. Records like “Am I A Yahoo Boy,” “Opotoyi,” “Mafo” are several of his records in 2019 that have proven to be some of the biggest records in the Nigerian music industry. Hunted by his lewd lyrics, some part of the Nigerian music industry still feel he isn’t a worthy candidate for award consideration, but if the impact of songs are solely what is considered in giving awards, then it would definitley not be a surprise if Naira Marley goes home with the most number of plaques at award ceremonies come the time the year 2019 is put under review of award organizers. Nobody has more hit songs than Naira Marley in the Nigerian music industry in 2019 and it is the most obvious fact.

Did i forget Marlians, their genesis, their current influence and power and how their president has been able to sustain their industry relevance? That’s a topic for another day. But before then, answer to this important question; Burna Boy VS Naira Marley – Who Deserves 2019 Nigerian Artiste Of The Year?

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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    burna boy all the way

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    This is how y’all celebrate mediocrity in this country… wtf is a Naira marley? Burna that has grammy nomination n one of the best albums of the decade

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    Have you people gone mad? Naira Marley ko kobo Marley ni. Burna boy all the way although I’m not a super fan but Burna all the way

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    abeg na marley

    Abeg na naira marley

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    Naira marley

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    burna boy

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      see u if naria na ur father u no know say u go day usa by nw but be cus ur father na mad man like burna boy see ur life 4 nija

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    burnaboy na em de makes de music

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    Marley ni ooo

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    oluwa burna boy

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    Naira Marley for life jooor

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    Naira Marley I give it to u , you deserve it

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    How can you compare Naira Marley with Burna? How many of his so called hit songs is played on Radio or TV stations? Someone from other parts of Nigeria can’t understand his songs co’s of his inability to use a universal language. I think his songs is highly enjoyed here in Lagos due to the language but can’t make name in the East.. Thank you.

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    All the European says marley

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    Naira Marley no look for life

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    Local naira Marley international burna boy that makes the difference

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      see u mad man see u like ur father mad men

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    who want to compare a giant with a dwarf

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    They are uncomfortable Burna the music gaint who is Marley to Oluwa Burna all the way

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    Burna this artist. Is dope

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    Naria Marley

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    I prefer Naria Marley

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    Marlians come forward d rest fuck off?

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    Even burna boy is a marlian.
    Naira Marley definitely

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    marlians come forward
    d rest …..f**k off joor

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    Omo na burna something oh,no go check am ohh

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    my number marlians 2348137368452

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    Buena boy nah

    Who be Marlay? A local boy

    Pls tag Buena for there joor

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    Marlians #NBG…?

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    Burnaboy all the way

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    Marlians no need award. . . wetin we won use am do

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    Is for Burna boy

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    Am tired of waiting, somebody pls tell Emeka to drop Industry Dairy 2019

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    Burna for life

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    what nonsense, u CNT evun compares WizKid wit burna Boy

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    Naira Marley is for children, does children DAT do trams, refnol, and all solt drugs, have u see the marlians b4? Burma boy all the way.

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    Is DAT even a comparison. Burma boy is way bigger than any artiste in naija now

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    We are talking about music not somebody that got his fame by being arrested by efcc. So It Burna boy allday everyday. Ye & gbona is bigger than naira Marley carrier so far, anyways I wish him ( naira marley) luck in his career. For now it’s burna season burna everything. Naira marley should be compared with zlatan pls.

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    Marley marley Marley

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    am speaking from the angle of Deejay, for me i give it to naira marley

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    thanks naira marley

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    How many people understand naira nearly flow, abeg Buena boy all the way.

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    Why disrespect Burna and Grammy like that? Not cool bro.

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    Don’t compare Gaints with infants

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    Burna boy gives music while Naira Marley just talk nonsense.
    Plus Burna hit a Grammy nomination. I’m just disappointed that he uses the name “Marley” when the legend Bob Marley gave us the best Raggae music we’ve ever heard.

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      U are mad 4 dat u no wat ur father

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    maliansss 4 life

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    guys even though naira Marley speaks Yoruba he still get the vibes to sing and most of his songs makes a person to I’m for MARLIANS..

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    Naira is the life of the party.. Club shutdown and all. Burna is a bigger artist but Marley owns the year sorry. Ask a Dj

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    Who marley epp?burna boy jor

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      see u, u no get head oooo see u mad man like u

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    Na naira marly

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    Naira songs only appeals to Lagos and other small section of the country, and it’s mostly loved by people who like the “gbas gbos”(noise)? kinda music. Burna is the real deal. He has not only conquered the whole country. He is international now. So in essence, there is no basis for comparison. It’s an insult to Burna

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    4 me men i go 4 Naira Marley be cus he is the best of all be cus i know dat dis is 4 naira men naira i will love 2 be under u as a singer be cus u are de boss of all and with de help of big boss OBO davido u will make it in 2020 i no this year is 4 naira marley God bless OBO 4 me 4 making u the best in the world men u are the best i can’t wait 2 see u hw i wish i can cum and see u but nt ve money nw but any time i ve i will cum and see u soon my boss wat if u try dis song great 1 cumes from peet

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    naira Marley all the way

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