The recognition that musician Burna Boy has continued to receive, according to veteran Nollywood actor Patrick Doyle, is unjustified.Doyle attacked the Grammy-winning singer in a Facebook post on Wednesday, saying that the musician had “done nothing by himself that can be remotely described as great.
“The actor went on to remark that artists such as Burna should be “respectful of their diligent and truly pioneering predecessors,” since veteran acts like Sunny Ade, Fela Anikulapo, and I.K. Dairo paved the road for artists like Burna.In his article, he said, “The greats who cleared the thorny paths that have created pathways for his likes to walk through practically effortlessly have to be properly attributed with the credit for the feats that seem to be puffing up the likes of Burna Boy.”..He and his contemporaries benefit from the labours of former heroes.
They must have humility and regard for their hardworking and genuinely innovative forebears.Great performers from the 1960s through the 2000s who led the way were Sunny Ade, Fela Anikulapo, Majek Fashek, I. K. Dairo, and a host of others.
No great achievement or greatness can exist in a vacuum.”Let us not aid in the development of a haughty and irritating monster.”