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Olamide, Donjazzy Clash Opens Up Fresh Industry Beef

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DONJAZZY VS OLAMIDE- fresh industry beef
War of words have ensued between fans of YBNL boss, Olamide and Mavin boss, Don Jazzy following the failure of Olamide’s protege, Lil Kesh to win the Next Rated category of the annual Headies Awards which held in Lagos on January 1, 2016.

Olamide’s fans were shocked when Don Jazzy’s Mavin artiste, Reekado Banks was announced winner of the category that came with a brand new Hyundai SUV, a victory that left Olamide and his team, YBNL fuming. Olamide believed that his act should have won the award as he had more hit singles released last year, compared to Reekardo’s.

Fans of the two artistes took to their Twitter handles to react to the award thus:

“Two artistes that made the year 2015 a spectacle to behold in the music industry were surely Olamide and Don Jazzy. They made several hits with their separate labels and their signed artistes. They are owners of their own labels and they call the shots.” Anonymous.

Kolapo Olapoju: “It’s official! Olamide and Don Jazzy have opened the chapter of a fresh music industry beef. Olamide’s artiste, Lil Kesh lost the Next Rated category to Don Jazzy’s artiste, Reekado Banks.”

Displeased Olamide, vented his anger on the stage, saying: “F**k that sh*t! The streets take over. Every f**king single was a hit back. Lil Kesh is own Next Rated. From Shoki to Efejoku.” (raining expletives). He reportedly threw the mic away, splashed his drink on the stage and walked away to the shock of many.

He had followed another member of his label, Adekunle Gold, to the stage where he took the mic and started using foul language to express his disappointment with the organisers and others. Adekunle won the award for Best Alternative act for his song entitled: ‘Shade’.

Jazzy, after collecting his ‘The lifetime Achievement Award’, said “I don’t like awards and I have told the organisers. We ought to be at Alibaba’s show, but I am here to support my children. Egbon Olamide, if you want the car, come and take it.”

Comments on the ugly incident have prompted Olamide’s reaction to the matter, as he has apologised to fans for his conduct.

Olamide however, took to his Instagram handle to apologise on Saturday, saying he regretted his action and the damage it might have caused.

“I want to apologise to my fans for my conduct, including swearing on live TV at the Headies event some hours ago.

“I recognised that you all are most important part of my work and my journey so far. I would not have come this far without you. I promise to conduct myself in a more respectable manner in future.”

About an hour later, Kesh also congratulated Reekado. “Congrats on your next rated award @ReekadoBanks. This will not be the end for both of us, more blessings and nothing but love,” he twitted. The winner also responded to the congratulatory message: “Thanks Kesh. #YouAreTheMan.”

Don Jazzy and his crew have, however, kept quiet on Olamide’s rants as well as his apology on the social media.

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