Reactions As Victony Fires Shots At Wizkid After Being Accused Of Copying Him.
Nigerian singer Victony has addressed claims that he is emulating Afrobeats megastar Wizkid.
It all started when Victony posted a video of himself dancing to his song in the studio via Twitter. He wore a singlet, baggy trousers, and sunglasses in the video.
After a while, a Twitter user uploaded the same video with the description ‘I thought this was Wizkid at first sight’.
I thought this was wizkid at first sight… pic.twitter.com/vca1I0neKx
— ✞ (@Deyvxxd_) June 10, 2023
Another person then quoted the video and wrote, ‘He’ll come out one day and say “wizkid is not the source of my inspiration”’.
He’ll come out one day and say “wizkid is not the source of my inspiration” https://t.co/1Pfcm3C88d
— Stio (@ToheebShowemimo) June 10, 2023
Victony decided to respond after seeing the tweet and questioned how Big Wiz was being copied. The singer of “Soweto” questioned if it was the singlet or the sunglasses.
See his reply:
Because of singlet & sunglasses? https://t.co/HKoHi4Hbal
— VICTONY (@vict0ny) June 10, 2023
He added that he appreciates those who came before him but would not lower himself for them, explaining that he works so hard in his career to support his family.
The singer’s response, however, did not please all of Wizkid’s fans. They criticized him in the comments section for shading Wizkid.
See reactions below:
No one mentioned Singlet and sunglasses before you made a tweet about it.
Meaning they’re right about you https://t.co/94qBHqvuDc
— BAD TO ME (@Wizkidfc01) June 10, 2023
Such a disrespect buh no worry Soweto dey gas you https://t.co/d4VQbFWhCB
— 99 Savage (@99Savage120) June 10, 2023
You wan drop album, we get
use wizkid chase clout
Even OGs Dey do am so it’s normal now https://t.co/lX03niAUTB
— Biqq_Josh (@Bigg_Joshh) June 10, 2023
Hope this clout you are chasing worth it https://t.co/7j0dtYboAv
— MLLE OUT NOW (@WizkidfcFrance) June 10, 2023
You sef know it’s Singlet & sunglasses 😎 lmao Wizkid na una papa https://t.co/7vCLcOKpj9
— RealEassy (@BigWiz08) June 10, 2023
Recall, Tempoe, who produced and featured on the viral hit song by Nigerian singer Victony, revealed on his social media page that there’s another version of ‘Soweto’ with Big Wiz.