Davido has stirred a wave of criticisms on social media for labelling Burna Boy as a “new cat” of Afrobeats.


In a recent interview with Brut, the singer referred to himself and Wizkid as “pioneers in popularising Afrobeats”.

He said he is happy to witness talents like Burna Boy, Rema, Fireboy, Mayorkun, and Asake — whom he described as “new cats” — coming onto the scene.

He added that he believes the future of Afrobeats looks promising.


“Everybody knows I was one of the first, me and Wizkid blew it up,” he said.

“So you know, it feels good seeing the new cats coming up like Burna Boy, Rema, Fire Boy, Mayorkun, Asake.

“So, I think the future of Afrobeats is in good hands.”


Davido’s description of Burna Boy as a “new cat” has attracted a chorus of condemnation from a segment of Nigerians on social media.

The users argued that the Grammy-award winner should not be referred to as one of Afrobeats’ “new cats”.

Here are what some Twitter users had to say:

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