The Genesis Of Tiwa Savage’s Fierce Rivalry With Seyi Shay

  • Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay almost came to blows over 2-year old beef

On June 8, 2021, Nigerian stars, Seyi Shay and Tiwa Savage met each other at Tayo Cuts, Triplet Studio, Lekki Phase One. It is a health and beauty salon that specializes in short hair treatment, EKO HOT BLOG  gathered.

Savage was there, already getting her hair done while Shay was there to get her hair done for her Idols appearance on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Here are the moments 

After having writing credits for acts like Fantasia Barrino and working with producer Harmony Samuels in Los Angeles, California, Tiwa Savage returned to Nigeria with her manager and ex-husband, Tunji ‘Teebilz’ Balogun with popstar dreams.

Alongside Davido who was co-signed by Tosin Ashafa, Savage was signed by Flytime CEO, Cecil Hammond. It was at this time that Savage and Davido briefly became roommates. While in Nigeria, Hammond pitched Savage to some producers including Don Jazzy, but the arrangement didn’t work out.

But by August 2010, Savage’s National Anthem became the toast of NigeriaA little while later with financial push from Hammond, she went back to Los Angeles to work with Harmony Samuels and came back with ‘Kele Kele Love,’ which became a smash hit. From there, she never looked back and later joined MAVIN Records.

After losing Savage, Hammond once again worked his magic and brought on Seyi Shay to recreate the magic and he did. Like clockwork, Shay also shares ties with Harmony Samuels, who produced her first single, ‘No Lele.’

Under the watchful eye of Hammond, Shay rose and became a bonafide star of Nigerian pop music.

In those moments, the seeds of beef were first planted.

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Shay was in America when she saw a video of ‘Lova Lova’ featuring Duncan Mighty pop up on her television screen. Surprised alongside members of her team, she placed a call to Tiwa Savage to clarify her stance.

She had co-written the song with Nigerian singer-songwriter, Ceeza Milli who passed it to Savage without prior notice.

Shay claims that she only asked for metadata and rights to the song but she was confronted by roadblocks.

The Genesis Of Tiwa Savage's Fierce Rivalry With Seyi Shay
Tiwa Savage & Seyi Shay

In 2014, Shay had butted heads with a pregnant Savage.

In an Interview, Shay said that Savage threatened to sue a brand if she [Shay] wasn’t pulled from an ambassadorial role. A little while later, Savage also allegedly picked a fight with a popular male artist for featuring on a song for the two female artists respectively.

In April 2019, Seyi Shay took aim at Tiwa Savage with subtle jabs in her version of Kizz Daniel’s viral #FvckYouChallenge.

She said;

You say you be my sister, but you wan collect my lover

You be deceiver, olofofo heart robber

Na why I no dey fuck you anymore

I no get time for you anymore

You know I’m not Savage, I dey pay my bills

You no go see my name for the Xscape

But [Prostitute] come be your hobby

Na so you come take first rate their hobby…

Shay also appeared to take shots at Savage for allegedly trying to block other women in the industry.

She ended her verse with;

You see say, fuck you

Teni, fuck you

Simi, not you

[Inaudible], fuck you

Sade, fuck you

Funke, fuck you

Asa, fuck you

Acetune, fuck you

With what happened at Tayo Cuts in June 2021, Seyi Shay feels like she could have said more damaging things in the verse.

To Shay, her #FvckYouChallenge verse was a culmination of all the things she’s experienced with Tiwa Savage.


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