Fresh Beef: Wizkid Knocks Out Davido

By Ikenga Chronicles June 18, 2017

Fresh Beef: Wizkid Knocks Out Davido

The on-again, off-again beef between Nigerian artistes, Wizkid and Davido began again yesterday,as Wizkid finally responded to series of “shades” on him by Davido.

In a Snapchat post,on his Snapchat handle “obohkn”, Davido had taken a swipe at Wizkid by saying, “Nah ‘pon pon’ sound dey reign now oo!! NO JONZE!!All other sounds nah the least for now LMAO.” Davido, was clearly referring to the much discussed fact that in a bid to make his songs more universal,Wizkid was dropping some of the core African flavour that characterised his early music.

Wizkid however responded in a series of hard biting tweets aimed at putting Davido in his place. According to him;

“U can’t hate on someone doing better than u in what u failed at! Learn and appreciate! Free ur mind from hate young kids.

“The game is only for the real! Catch up or stay local! Don’t blame anybody for ur failures! Pray and work hard kids!

“And remember kids! Drink more water!! ”

While both artistes are incredibly talented, no one can deny that Wizkid is doing far better,with his songs enjoying massive airplays in so many Western countries like Canada, the UK, and the US. In fact,according to Billboard, his song “Come Closer” enjoys better radio air play than the top songs by US artistes as Kendrick Lamar (in “DNA”),Ed Sheeran(“Shape Of You”). Also,the same song is among the top 100 most purchased songs on iTunes,which is a massive achievement by an African artiste.

It is important to also note that between June 13-14,2017, Wizkid and Chris Brown’s “African Bad Gyal” achieved the most out-of-genre radio spins in three countries. To add to that,his collaboration with Drake gained him nominations for the Grammy and Billboard Music Awards, last year, while he has also been shortlisted for this year’s BET Award “Best International Act(Africa).

So whatever it is Wizkid is doing that got Davido so pissed off, is working for him and African music, which thus points to the fact that Davido’s rant seemed to be fueled by jealousy.

That, being the case, having ignored Davido’s shades five times already in 2017, while using his series of successes to respond to Davido’s infantile rants,it was only befitting that Wizkid finally decided to knock him flat on his arse by reminding him of what a kid he is. Wizkid’s series of tweets referencing Davido as a kid was a befitting response to somebody who like a spoilt kid had decided not to mind his business and try to grow his craft.

It may be a while before Davido rises to his feet after this knockout punch.