The music festival which held on November 16, 2017, had both Davido and Wizkid performing at the event.
Reports say trouble erupted between Wizkid and one of Davido’s crew members when Wizkid suddenly punched one of Davido’s boys, sparking off a resistance from the “IF”camp.
Soon, it degenerated into a serious physical street fight, with each camp throwing punches at the other while fans watched in shock. The reports also alleged that Tekno was also punched by Wizkid’s manager while Sarkodie refused to perform.
However, an eyewitness who was reportedly present backstage at the event shed more lights on the incident and explained what actually happened. According to him, the fight began with Tekno. In a tweet, the eyewitness wrote:
“I was backstage last night in Dubai when Tekno extended his hands to shake Sunday Are (Wizkid’s manager) who is an elderly man, and Sunday Are punched Tekno’s phone saying he doesn’t have respect probably because he thinks he has done him a favour by allowing Wizkid jump on a song with him.
“Tekno and his goons wanted to attack Sunday Are but Ubi Franklin calmed everything.
“Then Davido and his men came in and heard of what happened, that was where the tension started from adding to the fact that they were all fighting to perform before the given time for the hall which was 3 am.”
Wizkid was slapped, small god, Wizkid’s right-hand man was the man attacked by Davido’s Lati in the video circulating online.
While Davido was performing, Davido’s fans outside started shouting Profanities at Wizkid, saying Frog Voice Dey kill show pass you, get hit songs pass you. Wizkid and his people had to be protected out of the venue.
Though several video clips had emerged online which suggested that Wizkid and Davido may have exchanged blows, some other reports say things have not degenerated into physical altercations between the two pop stars.
The duo have in the past, taken swipes at each other over different issues and fans have termed it a battle of supremacy, to confirm who is a better artiste.
The fight in Dubai is coming after a long social media brawl spurred by the just concluded AFRIMA and MTV EMAs where both stars took home accolades.
At the AFRIMA which held on Sunday, November 12 2017, Wizkid was a recipient of three awards. Starboy took home the awards for ‘Best West African Artiste’,’Artiste Of The Year’ and ‘Song Of The Year’.
On the other hand, Davido also made history as the first African artiste to win two EMAs in the same night. The ‘Fall’ singer won the categories of ‘Best African Act’ and ‘Best Worldwide Act’.
Davido, who was elated by his historical win, took to Instagram to celebrate with his fans while also dropping some shade Wizkid’s way. In the post. Davido referred to Wizkid’s AFRIMA plaques as ‘cheap’.
Wizkid did not bat an eye before responding to Davido with a frog and raindrop emojis. He has been using the frog emoji to troll Davido ever since after he had mocked his voice as froggy a few months ago. Granted the fact that Davido’s new single is called ‘FIA’, many are speculating that the raindrop emoji refers to Wizkid quenching Davido’s fire. Wizkid later went on to tweet about the issue.