Olamide, Don Jazzy start New Year with beef

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Music industry heavyweights Olamide and Don Jazzy have started the New Year by turning on each other, leaving many in the music industry shocked.

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Both artistes had collaborated on the song Skelemba, which is included in Olamide’s November 2014 album Street OT, giving the impression that the two were more of friends.

The relationship between both label heads turned sour following a series of events at the 2015 Headies Awards in Lagos after Marvin Record starlet, Reekado Banks, beat Olamide’s protégé, Lil Kesh, to the coveted Next Rated Artist prize.

A visibly irritated Olamide expressed his frustration at the decision when he accompanied another YBNL act, Adekunle Gold, who won the award for Best Alternative Artiste, to receive the award.

“He (Lil Kesh) is our next rated artiste. He had back to back hits throughout the year – Lyrically, Shoki, Gbese and Efejoku,” he said among other things before throwing the mic away and storming off the stage.

The situation took a turn for the worst when Marvin Record boss, Don Jazzy, apparently feeling slighted, told Olamide to come and take the car, which went with the Next Rated award, if he wanted it.

While receiving the special recognition award, 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.”

The comments enraged the YBNL boss who took to Twitter to insult his Marvin Records counterpart, warning him to stay away from Lagos mainland.

In a series of tweets the YBNL boss accused Don Jazzy of ruining D Banj’s career and oppressing artistes signed to his record label.

After leading the Marvin Records crew to perform at the One Lagos Fiesta which ushered in 2016 for thousands of Lagosians, it didn’t look like Don Jazzy’s next stop was to catch a beef.

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