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Fans of hip-hop singer, Olamide Adedeji, popularly
called, Olamide Baddo, and versatile producer,
Michael Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, have
taken on one another on Twitter over the rift
between the duo at the 10th edition of the Headies
held in Lagos on Friday night.
A clash between Olamide of the YBNL label and ace
music producer and Mavins Record boss, Don
Jazzy, over the ‘Next Rated Artiste’ award at the
annual event in the early hours of Saturday had left
many in the music industry and their fans shocked.

The relationship between both label heads turned
sour when Headies named Mavins Record starlet,
Reekado Banks, as the winner of the coveted Next
Rated Artist category, which came with a Hyundai
Sports Utility Vehicle prize.

Olamide’s protégé, Lil Kesh, was also a nominee in
the same category.
Olamide had openly expressed his anger at the
decision when he accompanied another YBNL act,
Adekunle Gold, who won the award for ‘Best
Alternative Artiste,’ to receive the award.

The YBNL boss, after Adekunle Gold made his
remarks, took the microphone and said, “He (Lil
Kesh) is our next rated artiste. He had back-to-
back hits throughout the year—Lyrically, ‘Shoki,’
‘Gbese’ and ‘Efejoku.’ Ko nii da fun iya everybody
(an insulting Yoruba street slang).” He then threw
away the microphone while storming off the stage.

The tensed situation became worse when Don
Jazzy, apparently feeling slighted, told Olamide to
come and take the car, which went with the ‘Next
Rated’ award, if he wanted it.
After receiving the Special Recognition Award
presented by the Chairman of the Copyright Society
of Nigeria, Mr. Tony Okoroji, Don Jazzy said, “I
came out here to support my children. As they were
trying to present the award, Reekado Banks was
performing at Ali Baba’s show. I have already told
my children that I will buy cars for all of them…
Egbon Olamide, if you want the car, come and
collect it.”

This comment from Don Jazzy had enraged the
YBNL boss, who took to his Twitter handle to insult
his Marvin Records counterpart, warning him to
stay away from Lagos Mainland.

He condemned the Mavins Record boss for
mentioning his name when he didn’t mention his
(Don Jazzy’s) name in his protest on the stage.

Among other unprintable words, Olamide accused
Don Jazzy of ruining the career of his former label
mate, DBanj and oppressing artistes signed to his
record label.

Among other tweets, he said, “You respect me, I
respect you; disrespect me, I disrespect YOU.
You’re still going to do the same thing to Reekado
when he leaves your label.”

The development caused a division among fans of
the two artistes on Twitter.

Tweeting at @Its_Hoe_K, a fan said Don jazzy
could have made his point without calling Olamide’s
name while on the stage.

The fan said, ‘‘He (Don Jazzy) can, but in a smart
way like Olamide play games with his response and
not call out Olamide.’’

Another fan, Tunde @KobokoGCFR, tweeted, ‘‘As
long as Olamide didn’t mention Don Jazzy’s name! I
will support him on this 1001001000. Olamide you
are the mvp #TheHeadies2015.’’

Also, tweeting from the handle, @tweetgerian, a fan
stated, ‘I have serious issues with the name
calling…why call out Olamide? … Childish
something!’’

For a fan who tweeted via @abatike, ‘‘Olamide
threw shades at the organisers not even Don
Jazzy.’’

A fan of Don Jazzy, Oluwachima
tweeted@chicent78 thus ‘‘@olamide_YBNL Guys
am a big big fan but was really disappointed as I
couldn’t differentiate between you and agbero at
oshodi. Damn.’’

However, Olamide later took to his Instagram page
to apologise to his fans for his conduct at the event.


He said, “I want to apologise for my conduct,
including swearing on live TV at the Headies event
some hours ago. I recognise that you all are the
most important part of my work and my journey so
far and would not have come this far without you.
Therefore, you deserve better from me. I promise to
conduct myself in a more respectable manner in
future.”

Lil Kesh had also taken to his Twitter handle to
boast that he makes more than the SUV in two
weeks.

He later tweeted, “Congrats on your Next Rated
Award @ReekadoBanks. This will not be the end for
the both of us. More blessings and money. Nothing
but love #REEKY”

Both Olamide and Don Jazzy had collaborated on
the song ‘Skelemba’ in the YBNL boss’ November
2014 album, Street OT, giving the impression that
the two were friends.

Betavibes will keep you updated..stay tuned!

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