Veteran Nollywood actor, Patrick Doyle, has slammed Afrobeat singer, saying that the singer has “done nothing by himself that can be remotely described as great.”
This is coming after Burna Boy insinuated that Afrobeats artistes lacks substance in their music and have no experiential story to tell.
The actor took to his Facebook page on Wednesday to slam the Grammy-award-winning artiste, asserting that the recognition the singer has continued to enjoy is undeserved.
The actor continued saying veteran acts like Sunny Ade, Fela Anikulapo and I.K Dairo, paved the way for the likes of Burna, who need to be “respectful of their diligent and truly pioneering predecessors.”
His post read: “The credit for the feats that appear to be puffing the likes of Burna Boy up have to be properly ascribed to the greats who cleared the thorny paths that have created pathways for his likes to walk through practically effortlessly.
“Burna Boy has not by himself done anything that can be remotely described as great.”
“He and his peers are recipients of the labours of heroes past. They need to be humble and respectful of their diligent and truly pioneering predecessors.
“Great artistes like Sunny Ade, Fela Anikulapo, Majek Fashek, I. K. Dairo, and a galaxy of others who paved the way from the 60s, to the 2000s. Greatness and great feats don’t exist in a vacuum.
“Let us not contribute to the creation of an arrogant and obnoxious monster.”