Slowly the floating rumors are beginning to make sense as the alleged rift between Banky W and Wizkid continue to serve us tangible proof. Banky W earlier this week released the official track-list for his fourth solo album, ‘R & BW’. The album features top EME lyrical lieutenants such as Skales, Niyola and Shaydee, with a sprinkling of cameo acts from rappers Lynxxx,Vector, elDee, M.I, L-Tido, Sarkodie, and singers Sammy, Rotimi, and 2face Idibia. In all of this, one name was surprisingly absent. Wizkid. Not even a mention of him.
On the other side, Wizkid who has been on a tour of the UK for weeks on end released a post-EME video which is a collaborative feature production from UK based Maleek Berry. The song is titled ‘the matter’. The video is signed by a strange label, ‘Starboy Ent.’, which is allegedly owned by Wizkid. No EME logo, no EME vocal.
Notwithstanding these occurrences, Banky W still maintains that Wizkid is still a part of EME. But some sources say the final confirmation await on Friday, the 15th of February as Banky W’s Grand Love Concert holds in lagos. Wizkid though is set to be absent due to the premier of his new ‘Azonto’ video on the same day, and his scheduled performance at Julius Agwu’s ‘Festival of Love’ the day after.
Is this the end of another stunning partnership or should we in secret, nurture hope for a reunion? Only time has the answer.