The Magpies have traditionally had star number nines in the way of Alan Shearer, Malcolm Macdonald, Jackie Milburn and even Andy Carroll but Ba says he is only concentrating on what he can control following his summer move from West Ham United.
"I knew about the history here and the names of the past," he told The Chronicle in the wake of his four goals in his past two outings.
"It does not daunt me. I am a striker so I want to score goals anyway.
"I'm the type of striker who likes to play and help out in other areas on the field.
"It is about all-round performances, not just goals and I want to contribute more in that way.
"I have been happy with my last two Premier League appearances, but the start of the season was not that good from me.
"I am just working and will continue to improve every week in training."