Grammy Award: Simi Denies Mocking Davido After Burna Boy, Wizkid’s Win


Grammy Award: Simi Denies Mocking Davido After Burna Boy, Wizkid’s WinSensational singer, Simi has denied allegations of mocking Davido after Burna Boy and Wizkid won their first-ever Grammy award.

Burna Boy broke record by becoming the first Nigerian-based artiste to independently win a Grammy and under the category “Best Global Music Album” for his 2020 album ‘Twice as Tall’.

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While, Wizkid jointly won the award for his collaborative role on Beyoncé’s ‘Black Skin Girl’ 2020 video.

While celebrating the duo, Simi in a now deleted tweet on Sunday night, March 14 wrote: “Starboy and Burna, E Choke!

The slang ‘E Choke which Afrobeat star, Davido is fond of saying is used to express a feeling intense shock, surprise, or wonder. The meaning could also be derived from the context of use by the user. 

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Reacting to Simi’s tweet, some fans on Twitter accused her of shading Davido, mocking him for not getting any Grammy nominations, talk more of an award.

A fan wrote;

Simi ending that tweet with e choke doesn’t really make sense sha. E be like shade.

Responding, Simi said she wants everyone to win and did not intentionally use the slang to mock Davido.

She wrote;

I love Davido and I love Wiz. I was celebrating the winners and used the slang just as a SLANG. A friend said to remove it because fans thought it was shade and so I did. It didn’t even occur to me at all. What would be the point of me shading either of them? To what end?

The mother of one added;

Damn. I’m just trying to finish Modern Family. Leave me alone, I get it. You love your people and want to defend them.I want everyone to win. I always say that. I always show that. Abeg Relax.

She then shared a fresh tweet celebrating both Burna Boy and Wizkid.

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