Burna Boy crowns his music industry OGs


Grammy Award winner Burna Boy is known for his outspoken personality, and he didn't hold back when it came to giving props to his musical heroes. 

Since the new year, Burna Boy has clashed with industry legends who have demanded their flowers. In his usual fashion, Burna Boy either kept mute or slammed them, causing various uproars. In a recent Instagram live session, Burna Boy surprised everyone by revealing the artists he considers to be the true OGs of the Nigerian music industry.

Who did Burna Boy list as his OG and how did they help him?

According to the African Giant, only a select few qualify for the title: Timaya, D'Banj, 2Baba (also known as 2face Idibia), Wande Coal, and Larry Gaaga. Burna Boy stated, "They did some shit that was impactful for me.” He also revealed that D’banj paid for the Won Da Mo video.

This list is a veritable who's who of Afrobeats royalty. Timaya, D'Banj, and 2Baba are all pioneers who helped shape the sound of Afrobeats as we know it today. Wande Coal is a smooth R&B singer whose influence can be heard in Burna Boy's own vocals. Larry Gaaga, a more recent addition to the scene, is known for his infectious brand of high-energy Afrobeats.

Whether you agree with Burna Boy's specific list or not, one thing is certain: these are all legendary Afrobeats artists who have paved the way for the success of Burna Boy and many others.