Clearing The Facts In The “Wizkid-Shaming” #LooseTalkPodcast
The beef is on between Osagie Alonge and Nigeria’s musical export, Wizkid.
Wizkid who has, in recent times, come under serious allegations of not being responsible for his children’s upkeep, came under attack in the Loose Talk Podcast anchored by Osagie Alonge aka Osagz.
Although Osagz has deleted the podcast and offered an apology owing to death threats, the podcast which has now been made available by members of the public targets Wizkid in a way that might damage his reputation.
Here is a breakdown of the podcast:
In January 2016, Dammy Krane took his fight with Wizkid to social media when he accused Wizkid of stealing his song Baba Nla.
“Wizkid is a bitch nigga, I was about to loose it and fuck him up but they even had to beg me,no time to form I am the streets!!#industreet# — #ENTERKRANER (@dammy_krane) January 12, 2016
“This industry nigga has been trying it for a while.Stole a couple of my stuff but I didn’t talk….. — #ENTERKRANER (@dammy_krane) January 12, 2016″.
Wizkid who did not respond to the accusation later adopted the name, Baba Nla. Osagz has said that there is actually more to the story. He accused Wizkid of drugging Krane to steal the song.
Among those he drugged, Osagz claims, is MayD. Here is what MayD has to say:
It has been brought to my attention some false news going around saying Wiz accommodated me & gave me drugs as well as stole my melody. None of this is true. We both collaborated on a track called “Bamilo” which we never shot a video for & that’s that!
— May D #9LIVES (@MisterMayD) September 25, 2018
When the song, Drake “One Dance” featuring Wizkid, was released, the song quickly rose to become a hit on the Billboard charts. While the public praised him for achieving this notable feat, they also found out that Nigerian beat producer SARZ’s name was conspicuously missing from the song credits while South African DJ Maphorisa, a member of Wizkid’s production team was added.
It was not until May 2016 after serious public backlash that SARZ’s name was added.
The award-winning song would go on to beat Adele’s Hello, Bruno Mar’s Grenade and John Legend’s All Of Me and win a Guinness World Record for becoming the 23rd best-selling digital single of all time.
Went grocery shopping today and came across the new 2018 “Guinness World Records” book. Guess whose name was on one of d pages? Yes! Wizkid! pic.twitter.com/xKSiUEo4q7
— 28Teen 🇨🇦 (@9ja_canadian) September 21, 2017
Wizkid was sold to the public as a younger person so that he will appeal to the millennials. His supposed real age was, however, not mentioned. We could not confirm that information.
Wizkid, he claimed, no longer keeps his day-one friends. Citing instances as Willybang, he said that the money he was exposed to led to the rife between him and EME founder, Banky W and his disrespect of Banky on Twitter. Wizkid came under attack by fans when he failed to attend the wedding between Banky W and Adesua Etomi. He later stated his regret on Instagram:
Wizkid was accused of slapping one of his managers and even swindling all of them. He raised allegations that Wizzy ripped Disturbn London. Wizkid’s one-time manager Godwin Tom who has also worked with MI and Davido despite having a fallout with the starboy once rose to his defence during an interview with Pulse,
“It is hard to pay attention to everybody the same way, I have seen Wizkid be the nicest person to people he has never met in his life, but I have also seen situations where it gets really exhausting”
“It was a disagreement, that is as much as I can say to be honest, I have no objective right to say anything negative about Wizkid. It was a disagreement, we didn’t agree on so many things, so we had to move on, but we have moved past it, we are good.”
On the issue of collecting full payment before attending shows he never attends which Osagz accused him of:
In 2016, Wizkid was to perform at the Lugogo cricket oval stadium at a sold-out event. Days to the event, a statement issued by the promoters stated that he will no longer be attending the event. His reason was that he had been placed on bedrest on the doctors’ orders. He was taken to court and had to settle out of court.
He also addressed the issue that Wizkid did not pay his band their complete money for following him to the Coachella festival. Wizkid, however, revealed last-minute that the failure to attend is due to one of his band member’s inability to get his visa on time.
We are sorry to announce that Wizkid is unable to make it into the country to join us this weekend but will be performing next weekend.
— Coachella (@coachella) April 14, 2018
Wizkid, Mr Eazi And Other Record Label Signees
It turns out Mr Eazi was as surprised as the public when Wizkid announced at the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards that he had signed R2bees, Efya and Mr Eazi to his record label, Starboy Worldwide label. This, he told Giovani on Starr FM:
“The night after the award I heard those comments and I was just like this is just silly. We all came together and said let’s come up with a platform, Starboy Worldwide and our aim is to take the music to the world. Starboy Worldwide is a collective organization specifically to push African music worldwide”.
Guess who Osagz said influenced his decision to announce this: drugs. He also accused him of telling the world that he has contracts for his son, Boluwatife. Osagz opines “The good thing that happened to his son is that bad energy (wizkid) stayed far away from him”.
Wizkid, his baby mama’s screenshots exposed, does not know Tife’s full names and his birthdate and has not had reasonable contact with Tife. Osagz also accused Wizkid of using and dumping L.A.X, Maleek Berry and not paying Legendary Beatz “their money”.
Wizkid and Tiwa Savage
Rumours filtered the air on Wizkid’s romantic relationship with Tiwa Savage after he told her to “stay sexy for daddy”. Davido also affirmed the relationship after tweeted “Tiwa our sister ooo (laughter emoji) STAR BOY.” to Wizkid’s “I am looking for a sister”.
Tiwa our sista ooo 😂😂😂 STAR BOY !! ⭐ https://t.co/lvWll6nGOd
— Davido (@iam_Davido) May 11, 2018
Meanwhile, she told SoundCity Radio,
“Wizkid and I are friends, I heard all sorts of stories about Wizkid and I, but I chose to ignore them. At a point, people said I was dating Humblesmith; later they mentioned another artiste. How long will I continue to debunk these rumours. I have been in the music industry for quite a while and I have grown a thick skin, so certain rumours or insinuations don’t get to me again.”
Osagz begs to differ. Tiwa Savage is not the only married one he is sleeping with. He also sleeps with other married women for money. Some male celebrities are doing same.
Read up on his first baby mama’s accusations here and his response here. Osagz opines that Tania Omotayo is the luckiest because she has got rid of the “off and on media circus relationship” and this includes “the girl in holla at your boy girl” (Sophie Rammal) and Justin Skye. These three were reportedly dumped by the musician.
Wizkid, Davido and Wealth
As far as Osagz has been made to believe, Wizkid is envious of Davido’s social status and has made a conscious effort to be like him. It is the same desire that led him to blow up the $1 million he got to pay for song deals he had with TY Dollar sign, Chris Brown & other foreign artistes, and instead blew it on a rented Lambo, shoes and a rented Mansion. Wizkid and Davido settled their 6-year-rift in 2017.
Kindly refer back to Dammy Krane’s tweet. Osagz alleged that Wizkid sniffs cocaine and cannot afford the lifestyle that he has chosen which is why he cannot give Shola the money she requests for. He also said that he offered a girl cocaine that made her go half-naked in a hotel.
Wizkid was, however, accused in 2012 of being high on drugs when he performed this freestyle:
He has found it difficult to help people who are in his management. Osagz said that this is the reason Bizzle Osikoya left. Bizzle has not debunked this allegation.
TuFace and IcePrince
Tuface was accused of setting the foundation for the sexual pervasion that is ravaging the industry. With 7 children from different mothers and his documented exploits, Tuface seemed like the best choice for Osagz. Included in this fall is “Aboki” crooner, Ice Prince. Iceprince who has been linked with several women took the responsibility for ending his much-publicized relationship with Ghanian Maima Nkewa. He, however, reportedly didn’t feel sober for the way the relationship ended.
People in the industry agree and have said that Teni does not have the looks of a singer and would be better off as a songwriter.
You be the judge: