What started Tuesday on Twitter when Dammy Krane accused Wizkid of stealing his songs took a dangerous turn on Friday when latter reportedly broke a bottle on his accuser’s head at the popular Club Quilox in Lagos.
Here are six things we learned from the faceoff.
- Do not start a beef you don’t need
If Dammy Krane thought picking a fight on social media with Wizkid was going to end well then he was badly mistaken. He didn’t just start the beef; he combined elements of D’banj producer vs. Olamide (you stole my beat) and Olamide vs. Don Jazzy (gutter language). Unfortunately, instead of fans sympathising with him, they insulted him and even mocked his non existing career.
- Never try to copy somebody else
Olamide came out at the Headies to say “streets ti take over” and Dammy also wrote on Twitter that “I hold the street for pocket”. While people accepted Olamide’s comment and even turned it into slang, the Enterkraner was knocked off for attempting to claim he owned the streets. Simply put, what works for one person might not work for the other.
- Untreated anger is toxic
Despite the many colourful words Dammy used to describe Wizkid, the ‘Baba Nla’ simply bottled it up and did not react in kind. His resentment however got the better of him when he finally came face-to-face with the ‘Izzue’ singer. He chose not to attack with words but with a bottle to the head. Wizzy would have spared everybody all the blood if he had just engaged in a Twitter rant and let it all out.
- You can’t take the streets out of the man
Many people seem to forget quickly that Wizkid was born in Surulere, an area close the notorious Ojuelegba in Lagos Mainland. Though he has lived the last couple of years on the more upscale Lagos Island, he has not turned his back on the streets. After all, the streets have been good to him.
- Dangote has other things on his mind
A day after Don Jazzy and Olamide started their fight at the Headies, the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, called them to settle their quarrel. Some even said the Lagos State Government also pitched in on the fight. Unfortunately for Dammy, Dangote was too busy making sugars and flour for the good people of Nigeria to notice there was another beef brewing. Hence, never expect to be treated as a VIP just because someone else was treated like that.
- Any publicity is good for Quilox
While bottles were breaking and blood splashing, Club Quilox gained more publicity. The hub which is already a famous watering hole t for celebrities became a trending topic on Twitter. Operator, Shina Peller, also became a super hero of sort with the ease with which he ended what could have become a bloodbath. You can bet a bottle of Remy Martin that the place will be full tonight.