In the mid-afternoon hours of the eighth of June 2021, a video of Nigerian singer and queen of afrobeats, Tiwa Savage, angrily lashing at colleague and Nigerian Idol decide, Seyi Shay at a swank hair salon the place they each gave the impression to be getting their hair accomplished. The vitriol Tiwa Savage had hurled at Seyi Shay included strains the place she body-shamed and slut-shamed the singer whereas she additionally swore on the identify and life of her solely son, Jamil Balogun, in her Yoruba mother-tongue to lend credence to her listed grievances.
Nigerians on the web and followers of the music scene have been fast to place forth their ideas and takes with many siding with Ms. Savage because of her reference of Seyi Shay’s model of Kizz Daniel’s Fuck You that noticed her referencing Tiwa Savage with slurs. With many taking this as karma for her ruthless commentary on performances on the Nigerian Idol.
While it’s no secret that Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay share a strained relationship, this altercation undoubtedly shook the business and has everybody greatly surprised at its depth. To additional shed some gentle on the difficulty, here’s a timeline on the meat between the 2 singers:
1. Seyi Shay talking about Tiwa Savage on Ebuka’s Rubbing Minds
In 2017, Seyi Shay had a chat with TV persona, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on his present Rubbin’ Minds the place they’d mentioned her profession, her rise within the recreation and her state of thoughts. Due to followers’ fixed comparability of Seyi Shay and Tiwa Savage at that interval, Ebuka had requested the singer concerning the standing of her relationship with Tiwa Savage and she had responded by saying;
“I don’t really know her personally. I don’t have many friends in the music industry. They’re my colleagues, we say hello, we say goodbye, we invite each other to different things and functions that are happening.”
When additional pressed by Ebuka as to why she had a stilted relationship with Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay had gone from stating that she had no thought why in a matter-of-fact method, to cheekily suggesting that Ebuka ask her as a substitute. She’d then said that she would work on reaching out and shared that she felt complimented by the comparisons, saying;
“I think her music is great, I think Mavins, in general, are so good and the Nigerian music industry wouldn’t be as exciting if they weren’t a part of it.”
2. Tiwa Savage releases Lova Lova
Following the heated however primarily one-sided alternate between Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay, the latter has come out to state that Tiwa Savage refused to credit score her for her songwriting enter on the hit music Lova Lova.
Lova Lova is a Tiwa Savage music launched in 2018 that options Duncan Mighty with songwriting credit attributed to Ceeza Milli.
Seyi Shay said that the music had been written by herself alongside Ceeza Milli and she had not been privy of the second it acquired into Ms. Savage’s fingers. According to her, she had nevertheless referred to as Tiwa Savage as much as make this recognized and request that she is at least credited, to which Tiwa Savage had blatantly refused.
Ceeza Milli has nevertheless come ahead to ask that he’s absolved from the scenario and talked about that he’s fast to anger, leaving Seyi Shay’s claims unverifiable.
3. Tiwa Savage releases her cowl of Kizz Daniels Fuck You
In the primary quarter of 2019, Kizz Daniel set the music business ablaze along with his Fuck You music on which he agonised over a lover who cheated on him a number of instances. The music which featured copious slut-shaming and name-dropping of prestigious personas within the music business had turn into an immediate matter and had garnered traction within the higher echelons of the music scene. It had gotten a number of covers from artistes corresponding to Simi, Wizkid, Falz and extra. Tiwa Savage had additionally jumped on the problem quickly after the music’s launch in March. While her model had lined an insincere lover who merely used her as his bus ticket to fame, her cowl had attracted consideration of a special kind.
3. Seyi Shay and Victoria Kimani diss Tiwa Savage on their Fuck You covers
Unfortunately, the eye Tiwa Savage attracted together with her model of Kizz Daniel’s Fuck You was a diss directed at her from two different feminine singers who had been at that second, making waves within the male-dominated music scene.
The first was from Seyi Shay who sang on her model saying, “You know I’m not savage, I dey pay my bills. You no go see my name for the escape o.” Listeners had taken this as a diss to Tiwa Savage who on her model launched three days earlier than, belittled her deceitful lover for owing Escape, a well-liked membership in Lagos, to the tune of 50 bottles price of liquor. Tiwa had sang, “50 bottles you still dey owe Escape.”
Coincidentally, the subsequent day, the founder and managing director of Club Escape, Richard Onadi, posted a video on his Instagram the place he explicitly said that he had shut down his membership two months prior as a consequence of his institution being knee-deep in 120 million Naira price of debt and can be publishing an inventory of debtors comprising of musicians, actuality television stars and Lagos large boys and women. He had additionally added that he had gotten the inspiration to publish the record after listening to Tiwa Savage’s Fuck You cowl. He nevertheless by no means revealed the record or made point out of Ms. Savage being on it.
Fans nevertheless additionally speculated on the opening strains of Seyi Shay’s diss the place she made point out of a supposed sister snatching her man, as additionally being directed at Tiwa Savage who was rumoured to have an affair with Wizkid. But Seyi Shay and Wizkid had solely ever been rumoured to have an affair someday in 2014 when she broke out, a superb 4 years earlier than Ms. Savage and Wizkid began to explode story headlines with their intense joint performances of Ma Lo.
Two days after Seyi Shay’s explosive Fuck You cowl, Victoria Kimani added gasoline to fireplace together with her model the place she went straight for the jugular whereas addressing Tiwa Savage with the strains “Grandma African bad girl, turning 44 still think that you a bad gyal. You can block me from a show but can’t block his blessings. We all know you selling p*ssy and it’s so depressing.”
According to Victoria Kimani, her grouse had been borne from stories she acquired from present promoter, Paul Okoye who had instructed her Tiwa Savage had requested that she not carry out on the similar present as her. Victoria Kimani quickly afterward apologised for age and slut-shaming Ms. Savage however refused to take again the previous strains she sang.
4. Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay have a collision on the salon
On the eighth of June, 2021 issues went awry with a verbal collision at a salon on Lagos island, Tayo Cuts the place each Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay occurred to be on the similar time. A 3-minute-long video had surfaced on the web the place Tiwa Savage had laid in on Seyi Shay with strains like “Your ass is the dirtiest in the industry,” “Don’t come to me and think you can say ‘hi’ with the dirty and disgusting spirit you have. You think I’ve forgotten what you and Victoria Kimani said.” While additionally telling Seyi Shay thus; “You don’t try to squash shit by saying hi, you do that by calling on the phone.”
Seyi Shay had barely acquired in a phrase in edgewise, principally responding to Tiwa Savage with the phrases she’d insulted her with.
The video had precipitated an uproar on the web with most individuals taking sides with Tiwa Savage. Seyi Shay then granted an audio interview to Motolani Alake of Pulse Nigeria, narrating her facet of occasions. According to her, she’d gotten to the salon after Tiwa Savage and had gone to say ‘hello’ to her some minutes after getting there to ease the strain within the salon. She’d said that it was not the primary time she’d been in the identical area with Ms. Savage and claimed to share a cordial relationship together with her after the Fuck You cowl saga.
Seyi Shay shared that Tiwa Savage had approached her some twenty minutes after they exchanged pleasantries to then lash at her as captured within the video.
While most members of the web proceed to facet with Tiwa Savage and whip up hilarious eventualities of Seyi Shay taking benefit of her energy as a decide on the Nigerian Idol entrance when confronted with a contestant singing a Tiwa Savage music, some components of the conflict beg to be questioned. Prior to the salon encounter, had Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay actually been in shut contact for the reason that Fuck You cowl diss? What might have angered Ms. Savage to the purpose of swearing on her son’s life? And had Seyi Shay certainly did not apologise for the reason that diss? And was the snatched lover Seyi Shay sang about in relation to the Lova Lova observe?
Tiwa Savage is but to state her facet of the story, however within the eventuality that she does, we hope that may clear up these questions as we proceed to comply with the story.