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WizKid and Davido Reignite Their Feud: The Battle of the Afrobeats Titans Continues

The beef between Wizkid and Davido has evolved. The two got into a nasty Twitter fight — but what started their feud? Read for the truth!


May 3 2024, Published 2:38 p.m. ET

Singers Wizkid and Davido are two of the biggest Afrobeats artists in the game right now.

Wizkid has been a prominent singer since 2010, following the release of his single “Holla At Your Boy.” The track – which was featured on the singer’s debut album Superstar – showcased his unique blend of Afrobeats, reggae, and hip-hop influences. Wizkid continued to release hits and slowly became a notable figure in Nigeria’s music scene.

He got his big break in 2016 when he was featured on Drake’s “One Dance.” The song spent ten weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and helped make Wizkid a superstar. As Wizkid’s star was rising, Davido was also making a name for himself. He released his debut album, Omo Baba Olowo, in 2012, and he hasn’t missed a beat.

Wizkid and Davido are arguably two of the biggest Afrobeats stars, but they don’t seem to get along too well. The entertainers have had beef for some time, with both taking shots at the other on social media.

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Wizkid performs during day 1 of Oyafestivalen 2023

Wizkid and Davido’s beef started years ago.

The beef between Wizkid and Davido started because of their fans, according to Davido. In June, the “Flex My Soul” singer appeared on Drink Champs to discuss a litany of topics – including his feud with Wizkid.

Davido explained that the two don’t have a genuine problem with one another, suggesting that their fans have exacerbated the rift between the two Nigerian artists.

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“African beef and American beef is very, very different,” Davido said. “With me and Wiz, there was going to be a little rivalry. It actually started with the fans; it was the fans going at it. We was f--king around, and he announced like, ‘Yo, I’m going on tour with Davido next year.’ The fans were so angry.”

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Davido performs onstage during UnitedMasters, A Celebration of Independence.

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Host N.O.R.E. proceeded to ask Davido if he would be open to participating in a Verzuz battle against Wizkid, and the singer had a surprising answer. “Anybody, I put it on the table right now. Let’s go. I feel like it’ll be nice not only as a competition but for the culture,” he said.

While Davido played it coy, Wizkid seemed to take their feud more seriously. Nearly a year after Davido addressed the beef on Drink Champs, Wizkid slammed the Atlanta-born Nigerian again.

What WizKid said about Davido on Twitter sent the internet into a tizzy.

Wizkid and Davido’s beef has moved to X, formerly known as Twitter. On April 29, Wizkid fired off a tweet slamming an unnamed artist, and Davido took the bait. “You and all your crew plus [your] pant washer songwriter go to sleep at night thinking you actually got anything on me in music," Wizkid tweeted. In response, Davido suggested that Wizkid’s career would be over “20 years from now,” prompting a fiery exchange.

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Davido went on to claim that Wizkid’s career was “resurrected a few years ago just to die again.” However, Wizkid fired off a leaked clip of Davido begging for his wife's forgiveness and the internet went wild. Netizens started spoofing the clip, which shows a sobbing Davido exclaiming, “I’m on my knees.”

Now, remakes of Davido’s video are appearing online with fans making fun of the singer for the dramatized clip.

It looks like the Afrobeef between these two is far from over.

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