For some years now, fans from Nigeria and all over the world can’t stop listening to good music from the camp of Davido and Wizkid.A lot of people have wondered why these two great musicians have never done any song together.Although there was a rivalry between them, it seems they have finally put their feud to rest. There is now a possibility that the two will collaborate.
The rivalry between Davido and Wizkid has been long, but it is unclear how it started.Some school of thought traces the feudback to two very influential men in Nigeria’s music industry: D’banj and Don Jazzy. Don Jazzy was the chief executive of Mo’Hit records and D’banj was his partner and the label’s top musician. When the two parted ways, Don Jazzy founded Mavin Records and D’banj launched DB Records. In 2012, a rumor spread that Davido had signed to DB Records. It turned out not to be true, but the damage had already been done. The rumor apparently led to a fight with musician Wande Coal, a partner of Don Jazzy’s, and this is what supposedly started to the issues with Wizkid. NET’s inside source said:
“Wande is like Wizkid’s elder brother. Wizzy looks up to him a lot and anything Wande says, Wizkid will do. When Wande told him about what happened between him and Davido, he just took sides with him straight.”
It spiraled on from there, with the two often throwing shade in their music and on social media.
Coal shed some light on the rivalry. Instead of the personal issues, he focused on the competitiveness of the music industry. Inan interview with Punch newspaper, he said:
“I have influenced the music of both Wizkid and Davido but the person with whom I went through a lot with and greatly influenced is Wizkid…With David, I feel he is a good artist. In the game called music, there would always be friction but it does not mean that they are not cool with each other. People need to know that music is competitive.”
Fellow Nigerian musician KCee felt the feud was exaggerated for the sake of publicity. He told NET:
“I really don’t know what to say about it or where it’s coming from. It happens, even in America you need stunts like this to keep the industry burning, so I don’t think it’s a big deal because on the long run they’ll eventually make peace.”