Nigerian artists who fought and later settled their beef

    Mp3bullet.ng presents Nigerian artists who fought and later settled their beef.

    Nigerian artists who fought and later settled their beef
    Nigerian artists who fought and later settled their beef

    Nigerian artists are renowned for being friends, even if they occasionally tread on each other’s toes, resulting in one beef leading to another.

    Most times when these beef happens, fans are put in tight corners especially those who admire the two Nigerian artists involved.

    Fortunately, in recent years, musicians have reconciled and grudges have been settled, allowing fans to take a deep breath and exhale with relief.

    We take a look at five times Nigerian artists have settled their beef.

    Davido and Wizkid

    Nigerian artists who fought and later settled their beef
    Davido and Wizkid

    This has to be one of the most viral love and hate relationships that exist in the music industry.

    Davido and Wizkid are at the top of their careers and for as long as one can remember, at being at loggerheads, although not openly.

    Even when there looks to be a ceasefire between the two, their fans continue the war on their behalf.

    What started out as mere social media and industry comparison turned out to become a real-life issue.

    Davido and Wizkid like every music artiste in this article started out as friends but the rapid growth of the former saw him become rival to a man that used to inspire his work.

    The pair had been in a heated battle of supremacy along the lines of chart list dominance, talents, and the calibres of international collaborations for years.

    The first time the duo were publicly sorted their issue was during Wizkid’s concert, which took place at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos in December 2017 where they performed together.

    However, their feud continued the following years disappointing many music lovers and worsening the issue between the fanbases.

    Recently a video of them cuddling appeared online, which sent the internet into a frenzy. The two were apparently clubbing at Quilox when they saw each other and gave each other a hearty hug.

    Don Jazzy and Olamide

    Nigerian artists who fought and later settled their beef
    Don Jazzy and Olamide

    This was undoubtedly the most high-profile celebrity feud of 2016. It all started with Don Jazzy’s singer, Reekado Banks, receiving the highly coveted Next Rated Award at the Headies Awards.

    Olamide was disappointed since he had hoped that his artist at the moment, Lil Kesh, would receive the prize. He expressed his dissatisfaction while accepting his own award.

    Don Jazzy, who felt slighted by Olamide’s outburst, stormed the stage and demanded that Olamide come up to the podium and accept the prize for the prized award, a car, if he feel wronged.

    Olamide, enraged, vented his rage on Twitter, where he called out Don Jazzy. Aliko Dangote, a billionaire industrialist, was said to have intervened and resolved the disagreement.


    Nigerian artists who fought and later settled their beef

    P-square’s split was one of the most shocking breakups in the Industry as they were twins and not many people expected that even blood wouldn’t be enough reason to hold them together.

    After a series of online dragging, The duo which is made up of Peter and Paul Okoye split in 2017 after falling out over a family dispute.

    In a post on Instagram in 2021, the two reconciled and jointly celebrated their 40th birthday, publicly announcing to followers that they were back together.

    They also hosted a reunion event which reminded fans of their greatness.

    2Baba and Blackface

    Nigerian artists who fought and later settled their beef
    Blackface and 2baba

    After years of hostility, 2baba and Blackface reconciled and buried the hatchet.

    Years ago, 2baba (Innocent Idibia) and his old Plantashun Boiz label mate Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) had a falling out when the latter accused the former of ripping off his song, African Queen.

    African Queen was originally created by Blackface, but 2Baba allegedly remade the song without giving him credit, causing him to lose royalties.

    An enraged Blackface, who has been passionate about his charges since the release of African Queen in 2004, has pursued it with all means available, including calling out his former label partner on social media.

    2Baba, enraged by Blackface’s frequent attacks, filed a defamation suit against him for N50 million, resulting in the music industry’s most famous legal battle.

    After a supposed out-of-court settlement, Blackface agreed to stop publicly defaming 2Face’s image in exchange for the latter agreeing to work out a settlement plan allowing the former to profit from the hit single’s earnings.

    Despite the fact that they both chose an out-of-court settlement, their rivalry lasted after several attempts to reconcile them by entertainment industry giants failed.

    However, after the shocking death of Sound Sultan in 2021, Eddy Lawani, the man who literarily found Plantashun Boiz, used Sound Sultan’s tribute night to bring the feuding parties together.

    After what could be perceived as a squashing of their long-running feud, the event reached a pinnacle with a magnificent musical performance by Plantashun Boiz (2Face, Blackface, and Faze).

    Zlatan and DJ Cuppy

    Nigerian artists who fought and later settled their beef
    Zlatan and DJ Cuppy

    DJ Cuppy and Zlatan in 2021 made the headlines after the former took to social media to reveal that the latter had blocked her on all available social media channels.

    Zlatan did not help issues when he denied knowing who Cuppy was when asked about the issue during an interview.

    Afeare Israel also known as Israel DMW, logistics manager to Davido revealed that the Zanku rapper did not make any money from his collaboration with DJ cuppy in their hit song ‘Gelato’.

    Thankfully, the Billionaire heiress/DJ made peace with Zlatan during his O2 show.

    The duo successfully reunited on a Sunday night and performed their hit single “Gelato”, during Zlatan’s debut O2 show.

    M.I Abaga and Vector

    Nigerian artists who fought and later settled their beef
    M.I Abaga and Vector

    In 2019, Vector made headlines after he dropped a diss song for fellow rapper, M.I Abaga. Prior to that, there had been cold tension between the two and wasn’t until Vector dropped a diss track, things began to unravel.

    This led to a couple of diss songs traded between the two rappers and a docu-series by Hennessy on the growth of Hip-Hop in Nigeria.

    In 2020, decided to sheath their swords and end their famous beef which dominated the Nigerian rap scene the previous year.

    In the third and final part of “The Conversation”, a Hennessy Nigeria documentary series based on the rivalry between M.I and Vector, the duo met face-to-face and discussed what transpired between them.

    The episode started with both rappers previewing what the other had said during the course of the series. At one point, M.I said he had the impression that Vector just doesn’t like him, while Vector said he believes M.I is cunning and deceptive.

    Later, M.I and Vector were invited into the same room where they discussed their rivalry and resolved the issues between them.

    Not too long, Vector dropped a rap track titled “Crown of Clay” which featured M.I and Pheelz. In 2022, they also dropped another track titled ‘Spirit“.

    Burna Boy and Davido

    Another major beef in the Nigerian music industry that also came to an end was that of Burna Boy and Davido.

    The “Bank On It” crooner took to his Instagram story to inform his fans that he has “no issue” with Davido, assuring that they have now settled their drawn-out rift.

    The head or tail of their beef isn’t certain but according to Davido in an interview with notable compere Ebuka on Bounce radio, his relationship with Burna Boy went sour after he posted a picture of himself and Wizkid as the “greatest of all time(goat).”

    Shortly after Davido’s post, Burna Boy tweeted “everybody knows you don’t know how to play football, your dad bought the football team.”

    Ever since then the duo have not ceased to take shady jabs at each other publicly.

    Moving forward, Burna boy insists they must love themselves regardless.

    “2022 all of us must love ourselves by fire by force, if not make we just kill ourselves,” Burna Boy said.

    Worthy Mentions

    • Wizkid and Dammy Krane
    • Davido and MC Galaxy
    • Wizkid and Tekno
    • Davido Vs Sinzu
    • Terry G Vs. AY.com

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