Nigerian music star Burna Boy has set Twitter alight with the words: “Fact! I always knew I was and I am THE BEST… since Fela Kuti”, the Afrobeat pioneer who died in 1997.
The word “Burna” has been trending in Nigeria since the 28-year-old musician’s tweet, which has so far received more than 3,900 retweets and 35,300 likes.
Though some have been less than impressed by the musician’s claim:
FACT! I always knew I was and I am THE BEST. Everyone you think is the best KNOWS I’m BEST since Fela Kuti. But @timayatimaya told me something a long time ago that made me not care about being the best. “The World can do without the Best” the world will still spin regardless.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) February 12, 2020
Any man who must say ‘I am the king’ is no true king.
~Tywin Lannister~ https://t.co/WGX04mAhFs
— A J A Y I – È K Ó ?? (@ajayieko) February 12, 2020