American-born Nigerian singer, and songwriter, David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido, has said he is going to continue to deliver hit songs since his fight against people who envy him is not going to end anytime soon.
The ‘Assurance’ hitmaker made this known on his Twitter page after a reply was made about other people being envious of him for no particular reason, except for the fact that he is from a rich background.
Before this, Davido had made series of posts where he vented that he was going to leave the music industry for others to take over.
Meanwhile, several reports have confirmed that the Nigerian musicians, Davido and Burna Boy got themselves into an all-out brawl after they met at a popular night club in Accra.
According to eyewitness reports, things got out of hand to the extent that guests took to their heels.
“Immediately I saw Burna and his boys, I told a friend Burna is looking for trouble and it happened like a movie,” an eyewitness accounted.
It is still not clear what sparked the clash but Burna Boy and Davido are known to have had a standing “beef” between them.
They have trolled themselves on social media many times with fans of both musicians joining the social media battle.
The beef between Davido and Burna Boy caught the eyes of fans in 2019, and has lingered on till now.
Burna Boy was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album with his ‘African Giant’ album, however, glimpses of a feud was not evident yet since Davido congratulated his friend for his nomination.
After the Grammy’s, where Burna Boy lost out to Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, the devastated artist became quiet on social media for a while.
His return to the online world was marked by a reply to a Twitter user claiming that Burna Boy had his success handed to him.
In summary, Burna Boy hit back saying that no one paved the way for him, and subtly fired shots at his peers that no one in his industry cared, however, there was no clarification on who Burna Boy was directing his tweets at specifically.
Three months later, Davido announced the release of his new album at the beginning of May,’ A Better Time’, which was set to premiere in July 2020.
The first glimpse of “beef” happened when Burna Boy posted a black screen with the message, “JULY will be very funny, and I shall laugh accordingly” on social media, and this insinuated that he was going to ridicule Davido’s album.
After the post, Davido tweeted an edited photo of him and fellow Nigerian singer Wizkid, captioned “The 2 greatest of all time! No cap”
Later that day, Burna Boy made a post saying “you cannot play football, everybody knows you cannot play football and you are an embarrassment to the team. But your daddy bought the football team”.
This many people believed were jabs he shot at Davido, even though, he never mentioned Davido’s name.
After this social media banter followed diss tracks from both parties.
Fans believed that Burna Boy’s song ‘Way Too Big’ and ‘Twice as Tall’ from his August 2020 album was directed at Davido with the lyrics, “I’m way too big to be playing with you”.
Davido later also made a diss track ‘FEM’ which is Yoruba slang for ‘shut up’, where he addresses Burna Boy directly in the line, “Then Odogwu say we like to party just call me…” – ‘Odogwu’ and ‘Like to Party’ are both names of a Burna Boy song.