WIZKID vs DAVIDO: A Decade Of Beef Later, Will A Collabo Ever Happen?

Two of Nigeria’s biggest music superstars — Ayo Balogun, popularly called Wizkid or Big Wiz by his fans, and David Adeleke, also known as Davido — have been at loggerheads for over a decade now in what is now termed as a “supremacy battle.”

2024 re-ignited the beef that music critics thought was a thing of the past. In April 2024, Wizkid fired a salvo at Davido on his X page using a caricature video of Davido’s scandal to react to his fans’ call to release his new music.

Reacting to a call from fans for him to drop his much-anticipated album, Wizkid wrote:

“Beg me like this. Send video”

The scandalous video of Davido crying and pleading in an alleged move to cover up his cheating romps ignited a new wave of beef as fans and celebrities openly made known on whose side they are. Davido, who was obviously angered by Wizkid’s mockery of him, went on a rampage accusing Wizkid of trying to use him to revive his “dead career”.

Davido, in his clap back, tweeted: 


In his comeback, Wizkid tweeted again:

“U and all ur crew plus ur pant washer song writer go to sleep at night thinking you actually got anything on me in music 🤣😂 wish u all well”

The exchange of words between the two singers generated a lot of buzz on social media, especially from their fans known as Wizkid FCs’ and 30BG. Wizkid FC are staunch lovers of Wizkid while Davido fans are called 30BGs’.

These two music fans regularly throw banters at each other from music charts, album releases, styles of music, and lyrics to social media wars. The two fan bases are similar to a cult following that will stop at nothing to impose their ideologies on others.

A Close Shot At Music Collabo

While fans anticipate music collaboration between the duos, there are indications that these two talented singers might be deliberately delaying this to keep the hype between them going. 

Davido, in an interview with TV host, Ebuka said that his efforts of trying to work out something with Wizkid in terms of album and tour have all turned futile. He added that he had reached out to Wizkid – who’s also known as “Starboy” – several times, but all his efforts did not see the light of the day. Ebuka proceeded to ask Davido how he would describe Wizkid as a person, he simply said “No stress”.

A Reconciliatory Move

In 2015, fans and music lovers were excited to see Wizkid and Davido share the same stage at the “At The Club” event hosted by Remmy Martin in Lagos.

The event held at the Ocean View venue in Victoria Island was attended by the biggest name in the industry. 

As netizens take joy in the fact that the storm is now over between Wizkid and Davido, it did not take long before the relative peace was truncated in 2017 with a Snapchat shot fired by Davido, who seemingly aimed at Wizkid’s musical style.

Calling A Truce

In 2017, Wizkid’s concert at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos gave joy to a lot of people including the fans of warring sides, 30BGS and Wizkid FCs. The two artists decided to halt their beef by performing on stage together.

After this reconciliatory stage performance, it was largely peaceful until 2020-2023 when their fans decided to bring back the heat by attacking each other.

The renewed beef between Wizkid and Davido, which was mostly a firing of words and allegations at each other, generated buzz on social media. Things took a turn when Wizkid accused musician Peruzzi, whose real name is Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, of being a “pant washer songwriter” due to his writing most of Davido’s songs for him. In his reaction to Wizkid, Perruzi asked Wizkid to swear if he did not look for him to write songs for him. 

In a now-deleted post, Davido on Monday night, 29 April 2024 took the beef to a tilting point as he accused Wizkid of domestic violence against his baby mama Jada P. The DMW’s boss also declared that Wizkid’s career is over, urging him to drop his upcoming work so everyone can rest.

Even though the events of the past years has shown no sign of an actual collaboration between Davido and Wizkid, some fans on both sides are still hopeful that in the not-too-distant future, Nigeria’s biggest music rivalry will come to an end when the duo hits the studio. The real question on the lips of fans is will there ever be a collabo between Wizkid and Davido? The answer still remains a mystery as of now.