In a recent interview with TVC, Nigerian singer Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ, popularly known as Brymo, didn’t hold back in his criticism of Grammy-winning musician Burna Boy.
Brymo described Burna Boy as “sleazy, cheap, very unoriginal, and very fake.”
He particularly took issue with Burna Boy’s attempt to create a new Afrobeat style built upon the legacy of the Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti.
Brymo emphasized Burna Boy’s lack of originality, accusing him of borrowing tunes from Fela.
He also referenced a video where Burna Boy claimed to be the “Jesus of Afrobeat” and placed Davido and Wizkid on a metaphorical mountain.
Brymo’s critique went further, stating, “I think he is sleazy, he is cheap, he is a thief, very unoriginal, very fake.
“Every song is a sample or a stolen slogan. Who does that? Afrobeat is a music style, not a genre.
“Fela started the genre, and it is disrespectful that a new generation of musicians came and just added ‘S’ to create another center of number one.”