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Tshepiso Makhele
2 minute read
18 Apr 2016
11:21 am

Oskido and D’banj clear the insult rumour

Tshepiso Makhele

“Someone decided to act childish by posting the D’banj story using my phone," said Oskido.

Oskido speaks during the launch of the YFE programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, 9 July 2015. YFE stands for Young, Free and Educated and is an initiative to encourage people especially the youth to drink responsibly. The initiative is abcked by the Association for Responsible Alcohol use and will have roadshows featuring their ambassadors Oskido and Jabu Mahlangu at various universities across the country. Picture Neil McCartney

Renowned house music producer DJ Oskido left fans and people in the music industry with their jaws on the ground and utterly shocked when he allegedly went on social media to insult Nigerian hip-hop megastar D’banj on Instagram.

In that disturbing post, which Oskido has since taken down from his account, it seemed as if the Zimbabwean born legendary muso was annoyed by D’banj’s actions. Oskido, real name Oscar Mdlongwa, then used the f-word in his heavily-worded note, blaming D’banj of belittling him.

“Kindly take out all my artists and name on the song Ntswebu inclusive of video visuals. This is not the 1st time you disrespect me my man you did it with Mafikizolo Khona and stood me up like I ’ m your fan and u doing it again in 2016 f**k you. I gave you the respect as an Africa brother but you think u s**t ice. “I have gained African legendary status in the entertainment industry just like you baba. Your countrymen @Donjazzy @wizkidayo @davidoofficial have dealt with me with respect and you have guts to think I ’ m useless, well tell what @iambangalee my name is @oskidoibelieve Im an African #GodBless #ibelieve (sic),” read the post.

Speaking to Sunday World yesterday, Oskido confirmed that the post was real but denied it was him who posted it. The Kalawa Jazmee boss, who also hosts a show on Metro FM called I Believe, said he suspected a “childish” person might have used his phone to write the post or someone probably hacked his account.

“Someone decided to act childish by posting the D’banj story using my phone. The African dream is about to come true and the devil is not happy. D’banj and I just had a fruitful week having strategic sessions regarding the music industry. The collaboration track is super rocking and the video is coming soon. Guys take care of your phones around strangers. Phone hacking is real, beware. The devil won’t win,” he quickly posted on his Instagram account to clear the confusion. He also added that his working relationship with D’banj does not only involve music but also business.

D’banj, who spoke to Sunday World while checking in at the airport yesterday, said what the ‘hackers instead helped spread the message about his work with Oskido. “The person who did the post have given us free publicity. We had not yet started spreading the word about the work that we are doing together with Oscar but I can promise you that the fans are going to love it. As some of the most successful African artists, we are collaborating in both music and business because there are a lot of opportunities for us in Nigeria and South Africa, as well as the rest of the continent,” he said.

D’banj says his new album would be launched in South Africa in August or September.