Monday 8 August 2011

Exclusive: D’banj & Ikechukwu Reconcile

It started as rumours and unsure speculation; but we can now confirm that D’banj and Ikechukwu have put the past behind them, settled their differences, and rekindled their once robust business and personal relationship.
We’re all familiar with the story of their quarrel, leading to media exchanges and eventual separation – with Ikechukwu going on his own to revive his World Famous Akademy (WFA) posse while Mo’Hits shut its doors on him and turned the lock.

But yesterday, several months after D’banj and Ikechukwu’s very public feud, fans were shocked to see both acts hit the stage together for an elaborate performance at the Sprite Triple Slam finale in Eko Hotel, Lagos on Sunday, August 7, 2011. It was a surprise performance, for Ikechukwu was not on the bill. Headliner D’banj was performing with Kay Switch, Bankuli and Wande Coal. The Mo’Hits stars kicked off their performance at 8pm taking fans way back into the early D’banj days on ‘Tongolo‘. At 8:15, Ikechukwu emerged from backstage, as the live band switched the sound and launched his song. He joined D’banj to perform ‘Critical‘, ‘Wind am well’ and some of his other Don Jazzy-produced hits, before tthe band switched again and focused on D’banj’s songs.
Ikechukwu remained on stage all through D’banj’s set and both acts hugged, shared jokes and displayed a new found friendship that makes it difficult to believe they were sworn ‘enemies’ just few months back.
A Mohits insider tells us ‘they’ve been talking’; adding that yesterday’s show is not the first time they’re performing together since their ‘exaggerated altercation’.
‘They were together in Abuja recently and they hit the stage together’, he says.
No word yet on whether ikechukwu will return to Mo’Hits.