Davido, a self-acclaimed local champion, beat Wizkid at an International Award show in London (MTV EMA 2017). On the other hand, Wizkid the International Artiste overshadowed Davido locally at an African Award Show right at home in Lagos (AFRIMA 2017).
This events have led the fans of both Artiste to be at each other’s neck as the rivalry between the both of them thickens. Their every move are watched closely and a single social media cough can be mistaken for an assault on the other.
At the AFRIMA 2017 awards where Starboy edged out OBO, Simi emerged Best Songwriter Of The Year. Wizkid took to Twitter to praise her and stating that she writes her own song.
“Simi is my fav right now. Sweet voice. Girl wey dey write her own songs”
This simple tweet didn’t appear as simple as it is as fans took it to be a shade at Davido who many say buys most of his songs, especially the ones that turn out to be hits.