Nigerian singer and songwriter, Victor Adere known by his stage name, Victor AD has finally spoken on the events that followed speculations that he wrote Davido’s hit song ‘Jowo.’
It may be recalled that reports went viral on social media few months ago claiming Victor AD said Davido stole his hit song ‘Jowo’ from him during a studio session.
Victor AD, however, revealed that when the news started making rounds, Davido sent him a query message to know why he would say such, but he denied being behind the rumours.
Speaking in a recent interview with Naija FM, Lagos, the Warri-born music star clarified that he didn’t write the song as widely reported.
According to the ‘Tire You’ crooner the false reports by blogs almost ruined his relationship with the DMW boss.
Victor AD said: “From nowhere, someone speculating that Victor AD wrote [Davido’s] ‘Jowo.’ I’m not social media-savvy. Most times, before I notice happenings on social media, it would be two days after the matter has trended.
“My manager actually called my attention to the ‘Jowo’ controversy on social media but I didn’t take it seriously. Later on, I said let me just check the trend on social media. Then a few hours later, I saw Davido’s message. He was like, ‘Whatsup na? Wettin dey sup with this whole ‘Jowo’ thing?’. And I said I didn’t know anything about it.
“I told him that based on the love and respect I have for him I can’t do something that will tarnish his image. I’m not even the type of person that will claim what I’m not. Why would I be seeking credit for what I didn’t do?”
Shortly after the incident, Davido and Victor AD stopped following each other on social media, but it is not clear if there is still a rift between them.