Nasty C vs Sarkodie: Who is the best African rapper? Burna Boy triggers fierce debate

While Burna Boy never mentioned Sarkodie, his comments that Nasty C could take on any American rapper triggered the Sark Nation

                            Nasty C vs Sarkodie: Who is the best African rapper? Burna Boy triggers fierce debate
Nasty C, Sarkodie and Burna Boy (Photos by Rodin Eckenroth/Bennett Raglin/Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Hip-hop is one of the most competitive genres and Nigerian rapper Burna Boy’s recent comments on his counterparts Nasty C and Sarkodie proved the same. Burna Boy sparked a new debate after he said he will put his money on rapper Nasty C over any American rapper during a recent Instagram Live session. "Nasty C is a rapper, bro I will put my money on Nasty C over almost any American rapper," he reortedly said.
This infuriated a lot of social media users who asked how could Burna Boy forget about legendary rapper Sarkodie. The latter’s loyal fans, known as Sark Nation, argued on Twitter that Sarkodie deserved the highest spot when the conversation is about rappers in the African continent. This is not the first time when Burna Boy has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter was also in the news for cheating on Stefflon Don with Princess Shyngle. African artistes like Davido, Wendy Shay, and Wizkid have also become the focus of mainstream media of late.

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Is Nasty C a better rapper than Sarkodie?

While Burna Boy never mentioned the name of Sarkodie in his live session, it is the Sark Nation that started the entire debate. Nasty C, who is known for his mixtapes ‘Undisputed’, ‘Bad Hair’ and ‘Strings and Bling’, was the youngest recipient of the Best Freshman Award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards. The 24-year-old rapper, who also raps in English, also scored a Best International Act nod at the 2017 BET Awards.

If we talk about Sarkodie, he has scooped many awards in his over a decade long career. Sarkodie, whose real name is Michael Owusu Addo, was the first winner of BET's Best International Flow artist at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards. He is one of the most successful African rappers of all time and is also considered one of the pioneers of the Azonto genre and dance.




‘Nasty C doesn't come close to Marshall’

Burna Boy’s comments led to chaos on Twitter as it sparked a debate between Nasty C and Sarkodie fans. One user stated, “Nasty C is a great talent.. lyrically amazing but how we dey disrespect Sarkodie no chill. Someone raps in English and they're automatically better than Sarkodie.. how you guys dey understand Rap?” Another shared, “Please, listen to the freestyle adey beg. Go to Youtube and type Nasty C Pound Cake freestyle. If you're not blown away, then I lose.” One added, “I dont know how this is a debate. Nasty c has been the best rapper in africa for years. Put language aside . If u understand both lyrics, u will still rate nasty above sark.”
The next one posted, “You guys dey insult Wale's fans left & right every blessed day. Then say your local champion no dey speak better English, you dey insult en family. Nasty C over your local champion.” Whereas, one said, “Why people listen to rap and say Sarkodie better than Nasty C? It's just like saying Drake better than Kendrick cause Drake got more awards or saying Zouma better than Maguire cause he got more trophies. Bro stop the fool and listen to rap.” One individual added, “People actually think @burnaboy 's personal assertion about rap & hip hop and saying @nastyC is top in @africa is really going to upset th highest @sarkodie. funny. ii pit. for th record, nasty looks up to sark.” One concluded, “What Burna Boy said has nothing  to do with  sarkodie,  he said nasty c is a rapper  and he will put his on money on against  any American  rapper . But Frankly  speaking  Nasty  c don't  come close to Marshall  , any day everywhere , anytime.  Burna must know that.”