The recent announcement of Grammy nominations has ignited a sense of competition among dedicated fans of Burna Boy and Davido.
Both Burna Boy and Davido have received nominations in the same category, namely Best Global Music Performance. This development has sparked speculations and triggered discussions, with certain controversial media personalities suggesting that the Grammy Awards may have deliberately instigated a potential clash between the fan bases of these two stars.
The longstanding subtle rivalry between fans of Davido and Burna Boy has been a recurring theme over the years, resulting in online battlegrounds for heated debates and comparisons. Many see the Grammy nomination in the same category as a possible catalyst for further fan wars and skirmishes on the internet.
In June 2023, Burna Boy made headlines when he mocked talent manager Paul Okoye, who had offered a 5 million Naira reward to anyone who could identify a fan wishing harm upon Davido. Burna Boy responded to this by sharing laughing emojis and the caption “5 million Naira” on his Instagram page, seemingly making light of the situation.
The dynamics between Burna Boy and Davido took another turn when Davido referred to Burna Boy as a “new cat” in a recent interview. Reflecting on his and Wizkid’s impact on the music scene, Davido expressed joy in witnessing the emergence of new talents like Mayorkun, Asake, and Burna Boy.
However, Burna Boy broke his silence on the matter by posting images from his sold-out London concert held at an 80,000 capacity venue. The caption, “We are living an impact for eternity,” led to speculations that it might be a subtle response to Davido’s characterization.