It’s detty december season and Ghana is not left out of the rave that comes with the festivity. Afro Nation Beach Music Festival went down in the city of Accra Ghana, 4 days of celebrating african music. American Senegalese Superstar, Akon performed on the last day, last night 30th December 2019. He pulled a performance together with Wizkid to round off the festival.
Akon shared a picture of himself and Wizkid captured on stage on his twitter page, he captioned it, “Me and my lil bro @wizkidayo at AFRONATION Ghana!”
One artiste who the caption didn’t sit well with is rapper, MI. Jude Abaga aka MI in what could likely have been a joke didn’t like Wizkid being referred to as “lil bro” by Akon. He retweeted Akon’s tweet with the reply which reads, ” OG abeg chill with that lil bro yan”.
In the last few hours, MI has received a lot of backlashes for the tweet from music fans and twitter users alike, with a lot arguing it isn’t out of place Akon calling Wizkid his lil bro in terms of age — Akon being 46 and Wizkid 29, music achievements and net worth.
Nigerian music producer, Samklef joined the cyber jungle jury. He retweeted MI’s tweet with the reply, “I pray say one day somebody no belittle u like this. U fall my hand this time I no know who Dey advice u. I used to respect but today u no try. AKON no be your mate for anything. After jos and lag Na him ur own end o…drink better Shayo In 2020.”
MI doesn’t seem to be joke when he made the statement, at least that’s what his subsequent tweets would have one believe. He further tweeted,
“I have an opinion: few African artists in diaspora actually did anything to REALLY help the movement.. as a fan of Wizkid (which I am) I don’t see Wiz as lil bro to Akon.. he has overcome larger obstacles to accomplish way more (in my eyes).. In my opinion Wiz is lil bro to none”
“I have shared my opinion.. you don’t agree. Cool!!! that caption should say ‘with my bro and icon’.. again my opinion..”
Neither Akon nor Wizkid have weighed into the issue.