The last may not have been heard about the supremacy war that played out between Nigeria’s Wizkid and Tanzanian star, Alikba at the Mombasa Rocks concert, which was staged in Kenya. Wizkid and Alikba had been billed to perform at the event which was headlined by American pop star, Chris Brown.
Problem was said to have started when Alikba and his team got wind of the fact that Wizkid would perform before the Tanzanian artiste, a development that did not go down well with the Tanzanian star, who has also been nominated in MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMA) 2016.
He had insisted that he would perform before Wizkid because he felt his brand of music is more popular than Wizkid’s, who is also a nominee of MTV EMA 2016.
When reacting to the seeming supremacy battle that was said to have delayed the show for more than two hours, Wizkid’s manager, Sunday Are, told R on Friday that it was “childish for Alikba to attempt to perform before Wizkid,” adding that Wizkid’s brand is bigger and larger than Alikba’s in Africa.
“I really don’t want to talk about the issue because the guy in question is only looking for cheap publicity. I don’t understand why he would think that he could perform before Wizkid at such event. I make bold to say it that Wizkid is bigger than Alikba. There is no supremacy war between Wizkid and anybody. Wizkid is the biggest brand in Africa, there in no controversy about that,” he said.