Nigerian musician, Wizkid has finally taken a gentleman’s approach in handling his issues with Nigeria’s foremost blogger, Linda Ikeji.
The musician whose voice is on Drake’s latest single, One Dance has apologized to Linda for threatening to hire his cousin to beat her up.
According to a post by Linda on Monday Wizkid apologised to her before and during a meeting with him and Lagos State Commissioner of Police – Fatai Ajani Oweseni after she reported his threats to the Police.
Wizkid is on record for not confirming or denying reports by Linda that he was served a “quit notice” to move out of a house he allegedly rented at Lekki, rather he decided to go for insults.
He went to Linda’s IG page weeks back to blast her instead and threatened to organize his 16-year-old cousin to beat her up, and called her an “ugly old bitch.” Also he said she didn’t have a man.
Very “uncharacteristic of Nigerians,” Wizkid also called Linda’s mum a loser and alleged that Linda also slept with his director, who left her in a hotel, using other uncultured words to describe her private part.
But according to Linda’s Monday post Wizkid said his actions were as a result of emotional outburst and he was sorry. She has also forgiven him.
Below is Linda’s Monday post:
So, I am going to write about this Wizkid matter for the very last time. Anything else after this will no longer concern me. So Wizkid and I met with the Commissioner of Police today and when the Commissioner asked me what I wanted them to do with the case… I told him that I wanted peace. And the reason why I insisted on peace and not to drag the matter further i.e go to court, is because Wizkid and his lawyers have been apologizing since Friday, up until today!
I spoke with Wizkid through his lawyer on Friday April 15th where he tendered an apology to me and said he wasn’t a violent person, that he didn’t mean what he said, that it was just an emotional outburst. And then he asked for forgiveness. Please continue…
But despite forgiving him, he still had to show up at the Police HQ to officially apologize and write an undertaken which he did today.
I see a lot of negativity has come out of this case with Wizkid – with many folks bashing me for reporting a threat on my person. But here’s my consolation and why I am glad this happened. I promise you, especially the ladies, Wizkid will never threaten you with harm again. At least not in public. I believe I am the last bus stop. He will think twice before threatening another human being again on social media. A police file has been opened for him, and he has been cautioned. The day he threatens another human being again with harm, then…
Having said that, I turned down taking a photo with him and the police commissioner this afternoon. One of his people took a pic of him and the commissioner with me in it and my people insisted they delete it. Not because I haven’t forgiven him, I just don’t need the extra drama.
I wish Wizkid all the best and will continue to celebrate him.
God bless us all.