During his visit to Nigeria, Bill Gates expressed his admiration for the country’s music industry, citing its widespread appeal and unique sound. In particular, he shared his thoughts on famous Nigerian artists such as Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy, highlighting their talent and contribution to the music scene. Gates’ appreciation for Nigerian music underscores its worldwide recognition and impact on the cultural landscape.
Bill Gates, the well-known billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft, is visiting Nigeria following his attendance at the inauguration of the honorable President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. During his visit, he shared his thoughts on the remarkable rise of afrobeats and emphasized the increasing global recognition of African music stars such as Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy.
During his visit to Nigeria, the billionaire shared that his daughter was thrilled to hear he was going and exclaimed that he would get to witness some of the biggest stars, such as Burna Boy and Rema. However, the billionaire was unfamiliar with these artists as he had not visited Nigeria in some time. During his last visit, the most famous artists were Davido and Wizkid.
In her words, he said,
My daughter was excited i was coming over. She said You’re lucky because you get to see Burna Boy and Rema, so I had to look them up…because I’m so ‘hip’. But I remember the last time I was here, I got to see Davido & Wizkid perform.
The disclosure has elicited various responses on social media, with some feeling that this statement has further clarified the ongoing debate arising from davido’s comments between “new and old cats” in the industry. Netizens reacted to his statement, with many giving their two cents on the matter that has rocked social media in the past weeks.
Why I decided to do a research on Burna boy and not Davido or Wizkid — Billionaire Bill Gates.
Bill Gates said the last time in Nigeria some years ago, he watched Davido & Wizkid cos they were the trending musicians then.
But now, his children asked him to meet Burna Boy & Rema.
From the above, we can deduce the new & old cats from one of the Billionaires in the world.
— POOJA!!! (@PoojaMedia) June 21, 2023
Davido vindicated ! Bill Gates settles the cats arguments.
Davido & Wizkid = Big cats
Burna boy & Rema = New cats
Case closed. https://t.co/CVaSdnMUs4
— Tolu (@tolujy) June 21, 2023