Nigerian music sensation Ayodeji Balogun, better known as Wizkid, has found himself embroiled in a spat with music mogul Don Jazzy following a jab thrown at him by Mavin Records signee, Ladipoe.

Ladipoe, a talented rapper under Don Jazzy’s label, recently took a swipe at Wizkid over his contentious remark declaring “hip hop is dead.”

In a tweet, Ladipoe quipped, “Nigerian rappers that survived ‘hip hop is dead’ watching Afrobeat artists go through their own,” via X.


The comment didn’t escape the notice of Wizkid’s fans, who promptly brought it to the attention of the Grammy-winning artist. However, Wizkid brushed off the shade with a dismissive response, stating, “lol never chatting to anyone signed to an influencer. Next.”

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Moreover, Wizkid shared and endorsed tweets insinuating that his comment was directed at Don Jazzy, hinting at the music mogul’s role as a social media influencer.

The exchange has ignited further discussion within the Nigerian music scene, highlighting the dynamics between established artists and emerging talents, as well as the evolving landscape of hip hop and Afrobeat genres.