There has been a long-standing rivalry between Nigerian pop stars, Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay. But it took a different dimension recently when they engaged in a skirmish at an upscale salon in Lekki, Lagos.
In a video making rounds on the internet, Seyi Shay walked up to Tiwa Savage to say “hi” to her but it didn’t go down well with the latter as the artistes started exchanging words, cursing each other, and almost going physical save for the timely intervention of other people at the salon.
Tiwa initially ignored her colleague and then blurted out, “Don’t come to me and think you can say hi, with the dirty and disgusting spirit that you have. You think I have forgotten how many years ago you and Victoria Kimani did. Do you think I have forgotten? You think I can forget.”
But Seyi Shay told her to get her facts right before accusing her of any wrongdoing.
She also said she won’t disclose the matter in public. “I’m not petty”.
“You and Kimani made a “whole song” and went on interviews to say “shits” about me, yet I didn’t respond, ” said Savage.
The pair called each other unprintable names and it took the intervention of the owner of the salon who held Ms Savage to prevent a brawl.
The genesis of this issue between both artistes probably started in 2015 when Seyi Shay was unveiled as Pepsi ambassador while Tiwa was still an ambassador of the same brand.
At the time, Tiwa was asked in a radio interview to share her thoughts about Seyi Shay joining the brand.
She replied, “You are so…ugh… having an interview with this girl is crazy. See I knew you were going to drop this in anyways, everybody has heard!”
Tiwa’s response did not go down well with Seyi Shay who reacted in a now-deleted post saying, “Go listen to the audio, it hurts.”
Explaining her reason for deleting the post, she said “people are now talking about things and people that have nothing to do with me. In reality, I don’t care. I live my life; mind my business and I am having fun with it. People should not be so concerned with the issues in this industry.”
Two years later, Seyi reignited their long-standing beef by recording a diss track against Tiwa. The track was her own version of Kizz Daniel’s #FvckYouChallenge and among other things, she called her colleague several derogatory names.
Seyi also accused Tiwa of “selling pussy” and the latter of stealing her lyrics without credit.
Well, it doesn’t look like this beef is about to end any time soon, because while at the salon, Tiwa fumingly blurted out to Seyi, “Don’t say hi to me ever. Let sleeping Dogs lie. Shey you blocked me on Instagram, block me in real life too. We are not friends”.
Although, we do hopebthat both artists can work out their differences with time.