Th e rift between Wizkid and Davido has been among the most entertaining on Nigerian social media in the past couple of years. It has even had an eff ect on the output of both superstars. Th e more the tension, the better the music and the virality of it. Th e duo keeps taking over headlines whenever they turn social media into a battlefi eld with the media playing referee.
Th eir fans as the loyal army, with each leading their legion. Here are fi ve reasons this war won’t be ending anytime soon. Rivalry for supremacy Wizkid and Davido, like warriors fi ght to sit on the throne of any kingdom, will continue to squabble until one is crowned the undisputed king. And since that hasn’t happened, neither one of the warring parties is ready to raise the white fl ag just yet. As long as no one has been declared fi t to sit atop the Iron Th rone, the show continues. The fans’ thirst Ever seen a pack of legions on the prowl? Imagine the lot in Walking Dead, or the hungry demons in Corey Stoll’s Th e Strain.
Th at is how the voltrons of each party would charge once it came to the defense of their own. No team wants a loss and so, every chance they get, the fans stay egging the fi ght on. The honourable referees Th e referee’s job is to be in control of the competition and so he places himself in a vantage position, observing, managing the competition and ensuring that the rules are observed.
Th at is exactly what the media is doing. Social media blogs and the media are wont to run articles and posts that — maybe not intend to, but — ultimately pits them against each other. No publicity is bad publicity, right? It’s a win-win for everyone. Personal envy Although both are incredibly successful in their own rights, Wizkid and Davido envy each other more than anyone else in the industry. In the last few years, they have both been at the top of their game, with neither resting on his oars — constantly contesting against each other, partly in a bid to sate their male ego.
Can’t keep their hands out of the cookie jar Th e existence of social network will always be grounds for temptation should one party decide to throw a punch. Except you’re Jesus, temptations aren’t exactly that easy to resist, much less a tweet that belittles your eff ort. Source: www.the cable.ng