Wizkid Vs Davido- Real Beef Or Media Stunt?
Wizkid, signed to Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) owned by Banky W, came into the Nigerian music scene and in no time he blew up and dominated the music scene home and abroad, ‘reping’ Naija bigtime. Wizkid has won almost every award there is to win, picking up the most coveted award at the Headies 2011 ‘Next rated” and recently added BET Award for Best International Act to his list of Awards, making him the first Nigerian to win the award.
Davido on the other hand came in unannounced, his first song “Back When” on which he featured Naeto C, turned out a huge success. Not many knew anything about the newcomer at the time but soon he revealed himself with the release of the song “Dami Duro” the song turned out a huge hit and finally told everyone who cared to know he was in town. The “Omo Baba Olowo” (Son of A Rich Man) signed to his own label, HKN Records, soon became the toast of every gig in and outside the country and soon began to rake in the awards and multi-million naira endorsement deals.
While Wizkid was touring the US, Davido was busy running things in Nigeria, releasing new singles before finally dropping his album title “O.B.O. Genesis” Many people will argue that they both do the same kind of music “Afro Pop” or whatever you choose to call it, and they are both good at what they do, but…
Well it is the ‘But’ that seems to be raising the dust, recently there has been continuous reports of beef brewing between the two artistes, and many have been adding events together to justify this claim. First Davido and Wizkid have never done a song together, many attributing this to Wizkid’s arrogance (That can’t hold water as many like artiste are yet to collabo) Wizkid was absent at Davido’s album launch (Well he was touring the UK/US at the time)
Now at the just concluded Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) Davido was reported to have walked in with his HKN Gang and just as Wizkid and the EME crew were about to perform, Davido got up followed by his crew and they all worked out. What everyone is saying is that Davido due to the ‘Beef’ couldn’t stand to watch Wizkid perform (But couldn’t it also mean he probably had somewhere to be with his crew or other pressing issues to attend to?)
Wizkid and and Davido both walked away with two very important NEA statuettes that night, while Wizkid won Album of the year and Davido got the award for Best New Act of the year. They say there is a battle for supremacy amongst the two artistes, While Davido wants to take over and has all the money to spend, Wizkid is claiming boss, been there and done that!
Well, this leaves us with a lot of questions, as both Davido and Wizkid posed for photographs at the NEA, that same picture was Davido’s Avatar on Twitter for over a week, and these are people who can’t stand each other?
So we ask once again, is there really beef between Wizkid and Davido or is this just another media stunt? The facts are before you, what do you think?
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