On June 8, 2021, Nigerian superstar Tiwa Savage and fellow female artists Seyi Shay met each other at a hair salon and a fight ensured that was captured on video.
Seemingly, this was the first time Savage and Shay have said hi to each other since Kizz Daniel’s viral #FvckYouChallenge in 2019, during which Shay and Victoria Kimani seemed to take aim at African Bad Gyal.
Eyewitnesses say that Shay went over to say hi to Ms. Savage, who rejected the pleasantries and chose the moment to air her grievances.
The two-part video on Tunde Ednut’s Instagram page starts thus;
Tiwa Savage: I’m quiet. I don’t want to respond properly, I don’t want to disgrace or embarass you. You or me because we have grown, but don’t think you guys [you and Victoria Kimani] can do what you did…
Shay: I’m not going to listen to this. You got your facts wrong…
Savage: Listen, don’t come to me and think you can say hi to me with the dirty and disgusting spirit that you have X2. You think I’ve forgotten what you and Victoria Kimani did how many years ago? You think I can forget?
Shay: Tiwa, what about the things you have done? I’m not like you, I’m not going to do that.
Savage: Open it
Then a ruckus ensues as the camera fails to capture footage. But it seems like both vixens were ready to go at each other, especially Tiwa Savage. The conversation resumes;
Savage: If you have the nerve, open it.
Shay: Open what? I’m not petty.
Savage: I’m petty. Open it!!! Open it [sounds like a physical confrontation] Shebi it’s you that said you wanted to open my nyash now. See open it!
Shay: I am not gonna do that.
Savage: Listen, on my son [Jamil]… On my child, [says that “I gave birth to” in Yoruba], I will never.. God should take my child if I have ever said anything about you or Victoria Kimani. Bitch I’m made, I have money, I have nothing to take from you. I’m not going to be hired for a show and…
Shay: You think that’s what it is, Tiwa?
Savage Interjects: I have never said anything else.
Shay resumes: If you wanna start acting up and acting like an agbaya right now. Carry on…
Savage interjects again: I have never taken a job from you, I have never gone on radio…
Shay: I only wanted to squash…
Savage: Don’t try and squash shit by saying hi, try and squash shit by calling me on the phone to discuss it… No ma nigga, you did a whole song. You and that bitch did a whole song; you and that bitch did a whole song. You went on interviews, you said shit, I didn’t say anything.
Shay: I went on interviews and said shit? Tiwa, let me not open your nyash here, please.
Savage: Open itttt! Your nyash is the dirtiest in this industry, you fucking whore. *Says in Yoruba* There’s nothing I’ve done in this world that I regret. There’s nothing, everybody knows I work hard for my shit. Look at you, you look half dead. You need to mind your business, to get clearer skin.
[A chorus of “Whore!” ensues in the background]
Recall that In January 2019, Nigerian star, Kizz Daniel started a viral challenge tagged #FvckYouChallenge. The song it came with was a purge for Daniel, who addressed a cheating ex with some serious bouts of warranted slut-shaming. The challenge was then propelled by other celebrities like Tiwa, Seyi Shay and Kimani.
In her March 2019 song, Savage chronicled the affairs of a cheating ex whom she sent to Canada with her money. She also sang about how that ex who still owes Club Xscape – a Lagos nightclub – money for 50 bottles. At the time, many rumored that shots on the song were aimed at her ex-husband, Tunji Balogun, but those claims were quickly dismissed.