If the just concluded 2019 SoundCity MVP Awards is anything to go by then i won’t be wrong to say that Burna Boy is King of Africa music (atleast for the moment). Remember the SoundCity MVP awards is one of the best in Africa with their integrity high-up so they can not be taken lightly..
So let me throw a little analysis on why i think Burna Boy is King..
The awards consist of 15 different categories which includes;
(1) VIEWERS CHOICE
(2) LISTENERS CHOICE
(3) BEST GROUP OR DUO
(4) BEST NEW ARTISTE
(5) BEST COLLABORATION
(6) DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
(7) VIDEO OF THE YEAR
(8) BEST POP
(9) BEST FEMALE MVP
(10) BEST MVP MALE
(11) AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
(12) AFRICAN DJ OF THE YEAR
(13) BEST HIP HOP
(14) SONG OF THE YEAR
(15) AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Heading to this awards Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy were tipped to bag the most awards (though Burna boy was seen as less favoured to do so despite his huge nominations), with the likes of Tiwa savage and maybe Duncan mighty expected to also spring-in one or two. The starboy CEO Wizkid bagged the most nominations with Wizkid being nominated in the Viewers choice, Listeners choice, Best collaboration, Digital Artiste of the year, Video of the year, Best pop, Best MVP male, Song of the year, and African artiste of the year categories, making it a total of nine nominations (just imagine wizkid winning all nine awards, mad). His counterpate Davido was also nominated in the African artiste of the year, Song of the year, Best pop, Best MVP male and Digital Artiste of the year categories making it five (5) nominations.
But despite there numerous nominations both Wizkid and Davido went home with only one award each which are the best collaboration and the best pop respectively.
Well, King Oluwa Burna was having a swell day.. The Portharcourt export was nominated in the Viewers choice, Listeners choice, Digital Artiste of the year, Video of the year, Best MVP male, Song of the year, and African artiste of the year categories making it seven (7) nominations. And boy the versatile singer did justice to his nominations as he bagged the Listeners choice with his banging single YE, best MVP male, song of the year with YE, and the biggest of them all which is the Africa Artiste Of the Year (which happens to be the bragging right of Wizkid and Davido in recent years)..
So if Burna boy went home with four awards, including the most prestigious Africa artiste of the year award, it won’t be out of place for me to call him the king of African music.
All hail King Burna. Las las Portharcourt sabi the thing…