Things got very interesting at the 2015 Headies Awards when Olamide (and the whole YBNL crew) escorted Adekunle Gold on stage to collect his award for “Best Alternative Song”.
Leading up to this heated moment, things were already quite tense as everyone anticipated the winner of the coveted “Next Rated Award”. The Next Rated Award comes with a lot of recognition (and the bonus of a brand new Hyundai Car).
While a lot of people expected Lil Kesh to win, the award went to Mavin artist Reekado Banks.
So when Adekunle Gold came on stage with the whole YBNL crew, it was inevitable that the CEO Olamide would take the microphone to speak his mind.
Olamide pulled a Kanye by going off on the Headies, saying the award should have gone to Lil Kesh as he had back to back hit songs all year round. Olamide railed, “Ko ni da fun Iya anybody!” (A Yoruba expletive involving the mother of the recipient) and flipped off the entire hall before throwing his drink on stage and storming off with his crew.
Just when we thought things had ended, Don Jazzy was given a Special Recognition award and in his speech, he stated that he had never liked awards and the only reason he came for the show was to support his “children”. He also stated that he had told Reekado Banks and Korede Bello (who were both nominated for the Next Rated award) that he’d buy cars for them.
Don Jazzy ended his speech with a bombshell, saying, “Egbon Olamide, if you want the car, come and collect it. God bless you.”
The last statement must have struck a nerve in Olamide, because the rapper went on (where else?) twitter to swing at Don Jazzy.
LOL. Never a dull moment in the entertainment industry. Olamide dey vex ghan! Methinks this beef has been simmering for a while now, what do you think?