The 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 effect on the output of both superstars. The more the tension, the better the music and the virality of it.
The singers take over headlines whenever they turn social media into a battlefield with the media playing referee, their fans as the loyal army, with each leading their legions.
Here are five reasons this war won’t be ending anytime soon.
Rivalry for supremacy
Wizkid and Davido, like warriors fight 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 flag just yet.
As long as no one has been declared fit to sit atop the Iron Throne, 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 The Strain. That is how the voltrons of each party would charge once it comes to the defense of their own. No team wants a loss and so, every chance they get, the fans stay egging the fight on.
The honourable referees
The 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.
That 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 pit them against each other. No publicity is bad publicity, right? It’s a win-win for everyone.
Although both are incredibly successful in their own rights, Wizkid and Davido envy each other more than anyone else in the industry.
In the past few years, they have both been at the top of their games, 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
The existence of social media will always leave room 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 effort.
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