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YUNGFOLY Top 10 Controversies & Beef That Rock The Music Industry In 2016

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2016 was an eventful year filled with a lot of dramas and
controversies as our artistes couldn’t but let out their anger and
frustration which led to a lot of fights between artistes, record
labels, managers and even blogs.

The year started on a high note of dramas and it continued to the end
of the year. This year is going to go down in history as one with the
most dramas and controversies in the music and entertainment industry.
There was never a dull moment this year as almost every month there is one fight, scuffle or beef that engulfed the industry.
Below is our Top 10 Controversies of 2016 that rock the music industry.
1 Olamide Vs Don Jazzy Headies Scuffle
As we ushered in the New Year, 2016, a very big drama unfolded at the
Headies Awards which held on the 1st of January to the early hours of
next day. Two of Nigerian music heavyweights, Olamide and Don Jazzy
threw shades at each other after the much converted price “Next Rated
Award” was given to Reekado Banks of Mavin Records. This didn’t go down
well with Olamide who took to the stage to blast the organizers of the
awards and also the entire Mavin crew. In return Don Jazzy also mounted
the stage and ridiculed Olamide by rhetorically asking him if it’s the
car he wants, he can come and have it.
The beef between the two music bigwigs came to an end with the
influence of top personalities that mediated and pacified them. One of
them is Nigeria’s and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.
2 Tiwa Savage & Tee Billz Marriage Scandal
One of the biggest scandals/ controversies of 2016 is the separation
between the biggest celebrity couple Tiwa Savage and Teebillz. Earlier
this year Teebillz took to instagram to complain about his
“thought-to-be perfect” marriage and his wife cheating on him with other
celebrities (Dr Sid, Don Jazzy and 2face).
The music promoter was later reported missing by his family and
friends before he was found later that same day attempting suicide on
the Lekki-ikoyi Bridge, and was rescued by Banky W, one of the P-square
brothers and some well-meaning Nigerians.
Tiwa Savage later revealed the reason behind her failed marriage in
an interview with Pulse tv. With tears in her eyes she complained about
Teebillz being an irresponsible husband and father. In the interview she
spoke about her husband and his cocaine addiction, his affair with
another woman known as Edible Catering, his reckless spending; popping
bottles in the club in her name( without paying), neglecting her when
she had a miscarriage in Jamaica amidst others.
Teebillz has since then been out of rehabilitation and back on
instagram, there are rumours that the couple are working on their
marriage and are currently seeing a counsellor.
3 P-square Breakup
The Okoye brothers of P-Square shocked their fans when they broke up
and went solo. The two brothers disagreed about their elder brother Jude
Okoye, handling of their music business affairs and it led to fallout
of the group.
They both went their separate ways with both establishing individual
record labels. Paul signed two artistes to his label while Peter is yet
to sign any artiste yet to his label.
They eventually settled their differences and got back together to
making good music like they are known for. To convince their fans of
their reconciliation and that P-Square is truly back, they released a
brand new track titled “Bank Alert” under the name P-Square and also
bought a multimillion mansion in Banana Island for them and their
4 Wizkid Vs Linda Ikeji
The drama between Wizkid and controversial blogger Linda Ikeji
started when Linda released a post saying that Wizkid had been given an
eviction notice by the landlord, from the house Wizkid claimed to have
bought years ago, his Porsche car was bought on hire purchase and he
lied about his age.
The singer then took to instagram to blast linda, calling her all
sorts of names, and making derogatory statements about her. To cut the
long story short, they both ended their social media fight in the office
of the Commissioner of Police after Linda Ikeji reported the matter to
the police.
5 Davido vs The Momodu’s
Early this year Davido and his Babymama had a social media fight
which later turned messy when ace publisher Dele Momodu got involved to
protect the image of his niece, Sophia Momodu.
The fight got serious when Davido accused his Babymama of taking hard
drugs which is harming his daughter. He took his daughter away from her
and refused her from seeing her daughter.
Davido revealed a doctor’s report on social media accusing Sophia of
harming their baby through breastfeeding because of the hard drugs she
has been taking. Sophia refuted this claim with her uncle in support of
In other to treat his daughter of her illness he planned to fly her
out with his family to Dubai but he was stopped at the airport from
leaving the country by immigration officers on the direction of Dele
Momodu. This action led to exchange of words on social media with both
families attacking each other.
Davido on the other hand used the opportunity to make music out of
it. (‘’No be by force to go Dubai… “Mr Dele Na my boy, Dele Na my boy’’
You know the rest guyz… The fight was later settled and Davido was
allowed to travel out with his daughter to Dubai for treatment.
6 Wizkid Vs DammyKrane
Once again Wizkid makes it to our list and this time it’s a fight
with another fellow artiste, DammyKrane. DammyKrane had earlier posted
on Twitter accusing Wizkid of stealing something from him, which he
later revealed on instagram two days later that Wizkid stole his content
without due permission.
Wizkid never responded to his allegation on social media but when
they both met in a party at club Quilox hosted by Nigerian football
star, Obafemi Martins. Wizkid walked up to DammyKrane and threw a glass
cup at his face which injure him on his lips and led to the bleeding.
The fight was settled by the club owner, ShinaPeller in his office
and they both reconciled and later went back to the club like nothing
had happened. That was the last we heard of the beef as the two parties
have moved on.
7 Skales & Manager, Osagie Feud with Baseline Records
Nigerians woke up to the news on the first of June, 2016 that singer,
Skales and manager, Teresa Osagioduwa Osarenkhoe popularly known as
Osagie were detained by the Nigerian police in Onikan Zone II Police
The two were arrested of an allegation levelled against them by their
record label, Baseline Records. Skales’ manager Osagie was accused of
diverting proceeds worth over 13million naira from Skales music dealings
to her personal account that was meant to go to the record label’s
account. They were detained for over 36 hours before the police would
let them go by making her to write an undertaking that she would no
longer represent Skales and Aramide and that she would refund all the
money she was accused of.
After coming out of detention she released a press release to clear
all misconception levelled against her, saying she did not steal a dime
but instead said “what we have done is to keep our work and lives going
on, following inaction from them.” She is no more managing Skales and
Aramide who are both under Baseline Records. Skales on the other hand
has been given a new management company by his record label.
8 Davido And Kaffy Fight
Popular Nigerian dancer, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, better known by
her stage name, Kaffy, called out music star, Davido, describing him as
arrogant. This happened on the 26th of October, 2016 in an instagram
video where she also wrote a piece of her mind to Davido and other
artistes that disrespect dancers.
In the video she called Davido a Motherfu*ker and said what he did
was very disrespectful to every dancer in the country. According to her
she said Daido hired some dancers for a show and after all their
rehearsals for week he had to cancel their performance with him right
before he climbed the stage.
Kaffy said it was unethical and unprofessional for the artiste to just take that sort of decision before show time.
Davido later responded to Kaffy’s rant in a short interview and said he
has no problem with Kaffy that he was shocked when he saw the video.
9 Runtown And Eric Manny Records Legal Dispute
Runtown a recording artiste signed to Eric Manny Entertainment has
had a very bad run with his label which led to a messy legal battle
between the two parties.
Eric Manny Entertainment filed a court injunction against Runtown
seeking to stop Runtown from performing or recording and other musical
activities in the country pending the determination of the suit. Eric
Manny Records accuses Runtown and his manager, Bugwu Anetowho also
doubles as the General Manager of the record label for side-lining the
label from money collected for shows.
Runtown also filed a court injunction against his label for threat of
life andbreach of contract, claiming that the label has been cheating
him of his money collected from shows, callertune, MTN Musicplus and
other mobile digital sales. He also tried terminating his contract with
the label.
They fight even got more intense when Eric Manny Entertainment got a
USA court injunction barring Runtown from performing or conducting any
music activities in the United State until he sorts his suite with his
label in Nigeria. Runtown was organising a US Tour tagged “Ghetto
University USA Tour”.
To cut the long stories short the two parties were able to settle
their difference out of court with a new agreement reached which entails
that Runtown would remain with the Eric Manny Entertainment for one
more year but this time it’s more of a partnership deal, giving Runtown
more control unlike before. They also sacked his manager and hired Isaac
Egere to manage the entire affairs of the artiste and the label.
10 2face Idibia and Blackface Beef
The beef between the two former members of the defunct music group,
PlantashunBoiz dates back far back when 2face released his multi-award
winning song “African Queen” that Blackface has been attacking him of
song theft.
Earlier this year Blackface came for Wizkid accusing him of stealing
his lines in his mega hit song “Ojuelegba”. In an interview with Punch
he said “If you check properly, you would realise that Wizkid’s hit,
Ojuelegba, sounds exactly the same as the track 13 on my dancehall album
released as far back as of stealing his lines for his mega hit song
After lashing out at Wizkid the singer posted series of tweets
accusing 2face of stealing his song for his song with Bridget Kelly
titled “Let Somebody Love You”. He threatened to sue 2face and his
manager EfeOmorogbe for not acknowledging him in the song. In one of the
tweet he said “y not ask dat u wana record my song?I was out in d
wilderness n u never called becos u wish me dead so my properties be
urs? @official2baba”.
2face later responded to Blackface accusations in an interview and
stated that he had nothing but love and respect for Blackface. “We will
trash the whole matter but I got nothing but love and respect for him
and it is just so unfortunate that he is coming at me like that” he
The two were later seen dancing and singing together at a party
hosted by former militant, High chief Ateke Tom in Rivers State. It is
alleged that Ateke was the one who brokered peace between the two
We wish you a wonderful 2017 Ahead, We can’t wait to witness the goodies the New Year have in stock for us…
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