Ace Olumide Ogunlade, also known as ID Cabasa, has explained why Grammy Award-winning singer Burna Boy isn’t Nigeria’s most popular artist.
He told Premium Times that every generation and season has at least one person who stands out, and it doesn’t mean that person is the best in their field.
“I can’t say Burna Boy is the biggest artiste in Nigeria. We have Davido, Wizkid, and Fireboy doing crazy numbers I. We have Ckay, who we should not disrespect, especially with his numbers. We have a whole lot of these guys doing crazy numbers out there.
Even by next year, we will be celebrating some other young artists. We didn’t mention Kizz Daniel, whose song is the biggest right now that everyone is buzzing with.”
“The best of everything is never past,” said Cabasa. “Someone emerges every season to lead the pack.”
In his words,
“that doesn’t mean that person is the best we can always have. Before Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, and even before ID Cabassa came into the industry; there were people.
“It’s a journey. We would always have the best. Now, this is 2022. If you ask an 18-year-old guy, who is Pele? He would tell you he doesn’t know who Pele is. He would also tell you about Lionel Messi; Ronald is better than Pele.”
On Sound Sultan’s posthumous album “Reality CHQ,” the “Totori” Crooner, who sang the title track, said that the music industry is a journey that spans numerous seasons and generations.
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