Wizkid might have grown in age and money. But where it matters most, he hasn’t shown considerable improvement in his beef with Skales.
2015 is still in its infancy and Wizkid is currently embroiled in another beef. The star who endured an emotional 2014 has been thrown back into the mix of bitterness and public attack, and it isn’t pretty.
Skales, his long-time pal and former label-mate has put him on the spot with accusations about a lack of support and plenty of dirty laundry being aired. In all, it is in bad taste. People all over have dropped in with contributions and comments, and it has become messy.
For Wizkid, this just throws him back into the circle of public battles and messy fights. Last year, Wizkid had his hands full. He was arch-enemy to Davido, ungrateful snob to Samklef, and unhelpful villain to Saeon.
All of these disputes came from a place of emotion, and tell a touching story. Davido and Wizkid lead the charge to dominate Nigerian music. What they have in common is their individual success, youth, and vibrancy. The beef between them ruined a good chance to collaborate and in synergy, become bigger stars. War scuttled that chance.
Samklef came from a place of gratitude and attitude. Having being instrumental in the early success of Wizkid, the producer had become disillusioned with the attitude of Wizkid to him. And he took it personal.
Saeon didn’t her money’s worth for a collaboration with the Starboy boss, and took time out to call him out. She got emotional.
With the turn of 2015, many had believed that Wizkid has cast off his penchant for attracting beef. This year has seen him come under attack for his ‘stale’ music. His new songs, ‘Wonder’ and ‘Sound It’, have both failed to excite people, with critics blaming his nonchalance for the poor reception of his products.
Even his ‘Ojuelegba’ video had a poor review.
With all of these happening, his next move was to release a new song with Chris Brown, but not before he got himself dirty with Skales. Wizkid is currently focusing on a beef, not music.
A case can be made for the young gun about him being blameless for the attack, but he had the power and the choice to ignore, or be conciliatory. He chose none. If anything, he gave as good as he got.
With that wrong choice, he has regressed. Wizkid has gone back to his ways of old. He has shown little growth from last year, choosing to handle adversity without thought or consideration for the bigger picture.
Wizkid’s dirty laundry is in the open (and Skales’ too), and people can look, raise their noses in disgust, and sneer.
Wizkid might have grown in age and money. But where it matters most, he hasn’t shown considerable improvement.