American business magnate, Bill Gates, has recalled an interesting conversation with his daughter, Phoebe, when he was about to come to Nigeria.
Bill Gates is widely known for his multi-billion dollar company, Microsoft, and for his charitable works in Africa and particularly Nigeria, where he has received the national honour of Commander of The Federal Republic.
While addressing a gathering of Civil Society organizations and the media in a recent visit, the billionaire shared a short anecdote about his daughter, who said he was lucky to be visiting Nigeria since he would get to see Burna Boy and Rema.
The philanthropist went on to say that he could not share in his daughter’s enthusiasm as he did not know either of them.
However, he did recall seeing Davido and Wizkid perform during one of his visits to Nigeria.
“When my daughter Phoebe heard I was coming to Nigeria, 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.” He revealed.
See tweet below,
When my daughter Phoebe heard I was coming to Nigeria, 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.
— Channels Television (@channelstv) June 21, 2023
Meanwhile, Gates’ statement has since caused a stir on social media as the billionaire has inadvertently echoed the words of Davido who recently referred to Burna Boy as a “New Cat” during an interview with a French media platform.
Davido’s statement was made to highlight the crop of new artists taking Afrobeats to a global audience following the monumental and pacesetting efforts made by him and Wizkid.
The statement polarised Nigerians on Twitter as they disagreed with the accuracy of the classification with some agreeing with Davido, while others maintained that Burna Boy cannot be classified as a new cat as he released his first mainstream hit, ‘Like To Party,’ in 2013.