It had been earlier reported that a face-off between Wizkid & Davido’s crew members caused the chaos at the venue of the One Africa Music Fest Concert in Dubai but the reports of NET claims that Tekno was the victim of physical assault by Wizkid’s crew members.
According to NET, the fight happened as a result of an assault on Tekno by Wizkid’s manager, Sunday Are. NET claims that after Tekno’s performance, he approached Wizkid’s camp to greet them and in the process, he stretched his hand to shake hands with Are.
The elderly man took offence at the ‘disrespect’ shown by Tekno and reacted by punching him. According to eyewitness report;
‘Sunday Are was annoyed that a small boy like Tekno can be so rude to shake hands with him instead of bowing down or prostrating’, our source who chose to be anonymous said. ‘He didn’t even calm down, he just punched Tekno and pushed him. Immediately the backstage area erupted as people around Wizkid gathered round Tekno and threatened to beat him up further. By this time Davido was on stage and the fracas spilled over outside. As soon as Davido was done and he heard what happened, he rushed towards the scene with his people.’
The source further said that the organizers were disappointed that Sunday Are who has managed several artistes in the past could make such a move, knowing the tension already in the air.
‘Even Paulo was like “Why would you react like that now…you know Tekno is not even a Yoruba boy and could not have deliberately disrespected you’”
Davido has however showed support for his friend, Tekno with a tweet, declaring that no one would ever touch him (Tekno) again.
TEKNO !!! I GOT UR BACK G!!! NO ONE WILL EVER TOUCH U AGAIN!!! ?
— Davido (@iam_Davido) 17 November 2017
Several video clips had shown up online that might have caused fans to think that Wizkid and Davido may have come to blow. This report tells otherwise; although the pop stars do not exactly like each other, things have not degenerated into physical altercations.
However, it remains to be seen if Baba Are would apologize for his (alleged) rash reaction to Tekno. On the other hand, Tekno has been prevailed on by Ubi Franklin, Paul Okoye and others not to react to the matter on social media.