A debate over who is richer and more popular between Burna Boy and Obafemi Martins, former Super Eagles forward, has ensued on Twitter.
The argument comes after Sodiq Yusuf, Nigerian rapper, had called out the ‘African Giant’ singer for allegedly disrespecting the footballer.
In a now-deleted post on Monday, CDQ had cited a confrontation between the ‘Ye’ crooner and the former Inter Milan forward, urging the singer to apologise to the soccer star.
While details of the said clash still remain sketchy, fans have jumped on another trend bordering on who is wealthier between them.
The two Nigerians have had remarkable strides in their individual fields.
Martins is considered one of Nigeria’s best strikers and remains a household name because of his appearances for a number of top-division clubs across Europe.
Burna Boy, on the other hand, is adjudged to be one of the leading musicians in the country, who has snagged strings of awards and recognition.
“Obafemi Martins is a football legend. It will be very shameful if Burna Boy belittled him because Burna is a kid to Obagoal in every thing. Burna has beefed and disrespected a lot of people including his fans since he made his fame which is wrong, this attitude will limit his growth,” a user wrote.
“There’s an unjustifiable hate Nigerians have for Burna Boy and it amazes me…when it comes to money, yes we know athletes make more, but fame? Music cut across every walk of life. You have to be on Messi Ronaldo level to be compared to major musical artistes,” another user wrote.
Here’s what some Nigerians had to say:
The average MLS fan knows Martins
The average american doesn't know Burna
— 𝕄𝕒𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕒𝕝𝕒 𝕁𝕟𝕣. (@kusssman) March 2, 2021
Them tiff £150k from ordinary Mahrez account, he didn't notice for weeks! now talk of Obagoal that has played for over a decade and in China where they pay footballers insane money.Advertisement
If £150k loss for Burna hand, within hours, Leriq go need call the paramedic.
— ⚔️🐺🌹 (@TheDelgadoWay) March 2, 2021
Mason Greenwood is more popular than Burna Boy, and that's a fact.Advertisement
Mentioning Obafemi "weapon of mass destruction" Martins is a very far reach. Pls let's be guided, it's a new month.
— Uncle Wilsøn™ (@iam_wilsons) March 2, 2021
Money ritual can give you Burna boy’s level of money,
but you see that obafemi Martins level of money ehn, irunmole sef go tire
— YorubaBoy® 🌶🌶 (@YorubaBoy__) March 2, 2021
Burna Boy was a Child in SS2 when Niggas were using Obafemi Martin's on Winning Eleven 06. This guy has played in England, Italy, Germany, Spain, he is 10X more Popular than Burna Boy. pic.twitter.com/MiVuuYFtim
— Odogwu 👑 (@Daddy_Nomso) March 2, 2021
You're dragging burna because of a footballer that I've not even heard of before. How many people knows the obafemi martins?
If martins dies tommorow his money will be shared. If burna dies tommorow his legacy remains forever and ever!#LongLiveBurna
— OUTSIDER🦍 (@kimi_dannie_) March 2, 2021
Atm yes, people will easily recognise burna boy than obagoal, not saying burna is richer tho
— Outerspace 👽 (@justnonso_) March 2, 2021
Obafemi Martins or Burna Boy, who's more popular? Burna Boy, and it's not even a debate
— mars (@Sleeky_Prince_) March 2, 2021
One mumu think say Burna boy popular pass ObaGoal. Another mumu still think say Burnaboy get money pass Obafemi.
People funny sha😂
Burna boy wey no get money reach ahmed musa side chick sef😂🚶🏾
— Upcoming FBi📌 (@Updateboyx) March 1, 2021
Every argument put forward in the “burna Obafemi” topic saying obafemi had the most fame were either rubbish or built on fallacy.
Wallahi I hate “you no watch france 98 World Cup” twitter.
— H🐙 (@Hoekage77) March 2, 2021
People literally celebrated burna not Winning a Grammy some prayed https://t.co/Tj3WrGNEtc
— king_retro (@retro_the_suave) March 2, 2021
When Obafemi martins started making money from football,burna boy was rolling weed for producers in the studio..
— LONDON ⚽🎾🏸🏀🏈🎲 (@london_Akan) March 2, 2021
I don’t know what happened between Obagoal and Burna. I don’t know who was right or wrong because I wasn’t there. But last night, I was seeing tweets that Burna is richer and more popular than Obafemi Martins. Lmao this cerelac generation don’t really know who Martins is sha.😂🤣
— Mazi Olisaemeka C. ™ (@OlisaOsega) March 2, 2021
Obafemi Martins wey go comot your net worth from him breast pocket
— Samuel Mbah (@Mbahdeyforyou) March 2, 2021
Comparing Obafemi Martins to Burna boy in terms of net worth is a joke. Haaland is just 20 and he’s net worth is more than Burna boy x 5
Football money >>>>>
— Uncle Chu (@chubiei) March 2, 2021
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