Industry beef is the fuel that drives the entertainment frontier and gives it the oomph and verve-even taste.
It thus is no brainer when word surfaced that Nigerian singers Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay were embroiled in animosity.
It however escalated when the pair were yesterday filmed wrangling at a public salon and the video is going viral on Twitter.
Seyi Shay and Tiwa Savage both have a decade-long music career and have not been on good terms ever since 2016,
Speculations that the two singers don’t get along started in 2016, when Seyi Shay was asked in a live interview about Tiwa Savage, and she replied: “I don’t really know her.”
The beef escalated in 2019, when Seyi Shay and the Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani, dissed Tiwa Savage in their cover songs of Kizz Daniel’s hit song “F you.”
Seyi Shay sang: “You say you be my sister, but you wan collect my lover. You know I’m not Savage, I pay my bills.”
Victoria Kimani, using Tiwa’s banner of “African Bad Gyal,” shaded her in the song singing: “Grandma African bad gyal, turning 45 and still claiming bad girl. You can block me from a show, but you can’t block my blessings. We all know you selling p***y and it’s so depressing.”
While the reason behind their beef hasn’t been addressed by the singers, the root of Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay’s conflict seems to be the singer WizKid, who was involved with Victoria Kimani and Tiwa Savage.
The relationship between the two female singers was almost forgotten now until Savage and Shay came face to face in a hair salon in Lagos, and a video of them fighting is going viral.
The two singers met at a public hair salon in Lagos, Nigeria by accident. It seems Tiwa took the opportunity to remind Shay over the song that Seyi Shay and Victoria Kimani did to shade Tiwa Savage
“Don’t come to me and think you can say hi with the dirty and disgusting spirit that you have. Do you think I have forgotten what you guys did? You did a whole song; you and that b*tch did a whole song. You went on interviews and said shit about me and I didn’t say anything,” Tiwa Savage told off Seyi Shay.
“I have never slept with your man. I have never taken a job from you. I have never gone on the radio to say sh*t. You don’t try and squash sh*t by saying hi,” Savage continued the confrontation and the singers exchanged words.
Seyi Shay went to say hi to Tiwa Savage and Tiwa wasn’t having it after all the insults She received from Seyi Shay and Victoria Kimani pic.twitter.com/7ThxNWhRp5
— GistReel.Com (@GistReel) June 8, 2021