The recent Grammy nomination announcements might have stirred up a little bit of competition among core fans of Burna boy and Davido.
Burna Boy and Davido, have found themselves nominated in the same category—Best Global Music Performance. This development has fueled speculations and triggered discussions, with some controversial media figures suggesting that the Grammy Awards may have intentionally sparked a potential online clash between the fan bases of these two stars.
The longstanding subtle rivalry between Davido and Burna Boy fans has been a recurring theme in the past years, creating an online battleground for heated debates and comparisons. The Grammy nomination for the same category is seen by many as a potential catalyst for further fan wars and online skirmishes.
In June 2023, Burna Boy made headlines when he mocked talent manager Paul Okoye, who had placed a 5 million Naira bounty on a fan that had wished harm upon Davido. The troll’s insensitive tweet had prompted Bolo Okoye to call for the identification of the individual, offering a handsome reward. Burna Boy, in response, took to his Instagram page to share laughing emojis and the caption “5 million Naira,” 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. Davido, reflecting on his and Wizkid’s impact on the music scene, expressed joy in witnessing the emergence of new talents like Mayorkun, Asake, and Burna Boy. Burna Boy, however, 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.