Nigerian alternative singer Brymo made controversial comments criticizing top Afropop stars.
In an interview with TVC Nigeria, he labeled Burna Boy, Davido, and Wizkid as “thieves” who copied Fela Kuti without originality.
Brymo argued they have not struggled like Fela did to pioneer the Afrobeat genre.
His views seemingly dismiss these artists’ own creativity and musical contributions.
The inflammatory remarks quickly sparked debate online amongst fans.
Some felt Brymo made fair critiques about originality while others accused him of envy.
Burna Boy, Davido, and Wizkid are yet to directly address Brymo’s criticisms.
The comments highlight ongoing discussions around tradition versus innovation in modern African music.