A list of all the Nigerian celebrity drama that happened in January, 2016
The year so far has been a firecracker!
In the first 31 days of the year 2016 B.C we have witnessed award fights, twitter tantrums, club scuffles, song jacking allegations, Instagram assaults, baby napping drama and a gate crashing allegation that quickly turned into an onslaught of vile insults.
On the first day of the year, popular Nigerian rapper Olamide and Mavin Records boss Don Jazzy took shots at each other at the Headies which later spilled online.
Since New Year day Nigerian celebrities have been going at each other with no chill or reservation on social media. It has been a drastic change. Before Nigerian celebrities all sang ‘kumbaya’, and held hands under the mango tree. Now it’s Game of Thrones, every man for himself.
January 2016 has been very hot! Below is a list of the celebrity fights last month.
1. Davido vs The Momodus
The paternity battle between pop star Davido and The Momodus started on December 31, 2015 but it spilled into the New Year. Davido took shots at the mother of his child saying she was unfit to be a mother and was responsible for the traces of marijuana found in his daughter. The Momodus on the other hand claimed Davido’s family kidnapped the baby from her mother Sophie Momodu. The HKN star has sang about the drama on ‘Osinachi’ Remix. Now, the saga will be heard about forever.
2. Dammy Krane vs Wizkid
In the month of beef and war pop act Dammy Krane accused Wizkid of stealing his concepts and songs. This was not the first time Dammy Krane had accused a fellow artiste of jacking from him. The issue between Wizkid and Dammy Krane left Twitter and went all ‘Hip Hop & Gangsta’ when Wizkid allegedly assaulted Dammy Krane at Quilox night club. The Enterkraner came out of the scuffle with a cut on his lip. The pair later settled at the residence of footballer Obafemi Martins.
3. Blackface vs Wizkid/2face Idibia
Nigerian singer and Plantashun Boyz member Blackfaceentered the ring and took part in the all star celebrity fight. Blackface blasted Wizkid and his former band member 2face on Twitter for taking his songs without his permission. These claims were coming after the Wizkid/Dammy Krane brouhaha. While Wizkid has ignored Blackface, 2face has said he is disappointed in Blackface.
4. The Olumofins vs Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi
The Nigerian celeb wars didn’t get any funnier and realer than the clash between BEAT FM on-air-personality Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi and the Olumofin twins. Gbemi tweeted about certain brothers who loved gate crashing events. The Olumofin twins caught their sub and went to Instagram to rain abuses and cuss words on the radio presenter. Hands down this is likely to be one of the celeb stories of 2016.
5. Lolo vs Princess
This was on a one sided fight on social media. Last month Wazobia OAP and comedian Lolo 1 dissed fellow female comedian Princess. Lolo called Princess unprofessional and a disgrace. Ouch!
6. Shizzi vs Tunde Ednut
Hit producer Shizzi known for producing Davido’s hit track ‘Dami Duro’ amongst others hit out at singer Tunde Ednut for allegedly stealing his song and instrumental as well. After blasting Tunde Ednut and producer Masterkraft he ordered the pair to take down all the download links of the song. It was promptly taken down.
7. Chioma Akpotha vs. Uche Jumbo, Omoni Oboli, Blessing Egbe, Ufuoma McDermott
This was a brief spat in Nollywood. So Chioma Akpotha made a comment about a picture of Uche Jumbo, Omoni Oboli, Blessing Egbe, and Ufuoma McDermott. It felt like she was taking a shot, and the ladies in questions quickly responded. The next day the ladies kissed and made up. Phew…and that’s how a Nollywood female war was averted.
8. Olamide vs Don Jazzy
Of course, should we say more. Everyone knows what happened on the first day of the year. The battle between the two record label leaders later morphed into a battle between the fans of the two labels, YBNL/Mavin and awkwardly Mainland vs Island. Thankfully billionaire Aliko Dangote stepped in.
9. Wizkid vs Binta Blue Diiallo
Pop singer Wizkid has surely been in a lot of trouble in January. Last month it was revealed that Wizkid had allegedly fathered a child with a Guinean woman named Binta Diamond Diallo who stays in America. Despite the baby boy being named after him Wizkid swiftly denied fathering a child. Binta Diamond Diallo fired back by saying that Wizkid is a dead beat dad who has not seen his son. There has been no statement from Wizkid after that.