Nollywood actor, Patrick Doyle has described Afrobeats superstar, Burna Boy, as an arrogant and obnoxious monster who hasn’t done anything by himself to be called “great”.
In a post shared on his Facebook page, Patrick Doyle emphasized that the achievements that seem to be elevating Burna Boy’s status should be attributed to those who have cleared challenging paths, making it easier for artists like him to succeed.
The actor suggested that Burna Boy and his contemporaries haven’t individually accomplished anything that can be labeled as great, as they stand on the shoulders of previous pioneers.
He calls for humility and respect towards the diligent artists who pioneered the industry, such as Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, Majek Fashek, and others spanning from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Patrick Doyle warned against contributing to the creation of an arrogant and unpleasant attitude in emerging artists.
He wrote, “The credit for the feats that appear to be puffing the likes of Burna Boy up have to be properly ascribed to the greats who cleared the thorny paths that have created pathways for his likes to walk through practically effortlessly.
“Burna Boy has not by himself done anything that can be remotely described as great. He and his peers are recipients of the labours of heroes past.
“They need to be humble and respectful of their diligent and truly pioneering predecessors. Great artistes like SunnyAde, Fela Anikulapo, Majek Fashek , I, k. Dairo and a galaxy of others who paved the way from the 60s, to the 2000s.
“Greatness and great feats don’t exist in a vacuum. Let us not contribute to the creation of an arrogant and obnoxious monster.”
KanyiDaily recalls that American rapper, Joe Budden recently described Burna Boy as the ‘biggest artiste in the world’ while criticizing him over his recent action.