Jude Abaga, Nigerian rapper better known as MI, has gotten lot of stick on Twitter after he tackled Akon, African-American singer, for calling Wizkid his little brother.


The Senegalese-born singer took to social media on Monday to share a picture of himself and Wizkid at an event in Ghana and captioned the post, “me and my lil bro.”

The post has since generated a mixed bag of criticism and commendation among social media users.

Joining the fray, the Chocolate City boss cautioned Akon to take it easy with the “little brother” talk, arguing further that Wizkid had accomplished more than the Senegalese-born songwriter.


“I have an opinion: few African artists in diaspora actually did anything to REALLY help the movement.. as a fan of Wizkid (which I am) I don’t see Wiz as lil bro to Akon.. he has overcome larger obstacles to accomplish way more (in my eyes). In my opinion, Wiz is Lil bro to none,” he wrote.

MI’s statement, however, did not go down well with a huge number of Nigerians and they took to the microblogging platform to bash the rapper.

“Mi Abaga thought Wizkid fans would support him, but “omi teyin wogbin lenu”. So you mean Akon should have tweeted “Me and my boss Wizkid” ? But it’s this same you that called Vector of 33yr old your son. “Judas The Rat” you don come again,” a user wrote.

I don’t see a problem with Akon addressing Wizkid as “Lil Bro”. After all, he’s not his mate in the first place. I am sure Wizzy himself is cool with it. Let’s stop taking panadol for other people’s headache,” another user said.


Here is what some Nigerians had to say:


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