It now seems the last has been heard of the Falz vs. 9ice beef. Weeks ago, there was tension in the Nigerian music sphere (and it is yet to cool off as the topic is still trending in the social media circles).
Following an interview granted by none other but Falz the Bahd Guy where he pointed out that Nigerian entertainers should do more to promote the right kind of values because the younger generation looked up to them, the entire music industry was divded into two opinions.
The veiled attack was reportedly targeted at the Gongaso crooner, 9ice. The reason for this was the recent single dropped by the latter titled, ‘Living Things’ (Chache) where he seemed to promote the act of defrauding people through cyber crime popularly known in Nigeria as ‘Yahoo’.
9ice further responded (presumably to Falz) in another interview, claiming he did nothing wrong and that he (Falz) did not understand the music because he didn’t equally understand the ‘realm’ (Confused? Only 9ice can explain what he meant by that!).
In case you missed it, watch both interviews (Falz the Bahd Guy’s attack, 9ice’s response and Nigerians comments) here.
But all that seems to be in the past now as it has been reported that the two celebrity entertainers have put up some level of maturity and ended what was been fanned into a full-scale celebrity beef by people in some quarters.
The two were seen hanging out and they posted the video above of themselves on Instagram. They both shared the video via their respective Instagram pages. While Falz captioned the video; “Don’t get it twisted. There was never a Falz vs 9ice”, 9ice, captioned his “Settled”. End of story!
But with the sort of buzz this issue generated in the airwaves, one would begin to realise why the like of D’banj, Olu Maintain, Terry G, etc had not been called out for committing the same offence with their music.
The issue as addressed head on by Falz, seems to be a very grey area among the social class in Nigeria, especially in the entertainment industry.
But with Dammy Krane and Sauce Kid currently battling legal issues as a result of their alleged crimes abroad (grand theft), wealth in the entertainment circles may involve more than meets the eye.
Meanwhile, here are top 12 music hits by foremost Nigerian artistes (ancient and modern) which have also promoted one form of crime or the other as a means to an end (wealth).
1. Living Things – 9ice
2. Maga Don Pay – Kelly Hansome
3. Halleluyah – Terry G
4. Irapada – Junior Boy ft. 9ice
5. Prayer For Client – Olamide
6. Yahoozee – Olu Maintain
7. Fans Mi – Davido ft. Meek Mill
8. Elegushi Spender – Olalakeside
9. Eruku Remix – Shobzy ft. CDQ & Ycee
10. 2Mussh – Reminisce
11. Penalty – Small Doctor
12. Mobolowowon – D’Banj
What’s your take on the matter? Was Falz the Bahd Guy right to call out Nigerian artists who justify and promote fraudulent activities as a means of livelihood? Or should he mind his business and remove the plank in his own eye first before looking for the dust in the eye of others?
We would love to know what your thoughts are about this issue in the comment section below…