11 times celebrities shaded each other in 2023

In the dynamic landscape of Nigeria’s entertainment industry, where glitz and glamour intertwine with controversies and feuds, celebrities often find unique and creative ways to express their differences.

11 times celebrities shaded each other

The art of throwing shade has become a fascinating aspect of the industry, showcasing the diversity of personalities and the occasional clash of egos.

This article delves into the intriguing moments when Nigerian celebrities engaged in playful banter, subtle jabs, or outright shade-throwing, creating headlines and leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next dramatic twist in the ever-evolving narrative.

From social media spats to public call-outs, join us as we explore 11 instances where the stars of Nigeria’s entertainment scene threw shade and added an extra layer of excitement to the unfolding drama.

Brymo and Burna Boy

Brymo slams Burna Boy, tags him "a thief, and fake" (video)

In September, singers, Brymo and Burna Boy were at loggerheads with each other over music. The drama began when Brymo stated that Burna Boy tagged himself as the Jesus of Afrobeats. Shading him, Brymo labelled Burna a thief, unoriginal, cheap and fake musician. He also added that the latter didn’t deserve to win a Grammy award.

In response, Burna Boy passed a subtle shade in a freestyle song by advising his fans to hustle so that don’t end up like Brymo.

Known for not wanting to back down, Brymo quickly hit back at Burna Boy by stating that he is a foolish boy with tasteless lyrics.

Kiddwaya and Erica

Big Brother ‘Lockdown’ former housemate, Kiddwaya threw shade at his exes, which includes Erica Nlewedim.

The billionaire hair shared a picture of him and American rapper and model, Rubi Rose and shower her with praises. He went on to crown Rose cutest over his exes. This comes a few days after Erica and Kiddwaya unfollowed each other on Instagram for the third time.

Reports suggest that Erica unfollowed Kidd after he declared himself single in a recent interview. The duo were an item during their stay in Biggie’s house, they continued with their relationship outside the house but parted ways following a series of issues.

Yomi Fabiyi and Iyabo Ojo

Nollywood actor and film producer, Yomi Fabiyi has always shaded his colleague, Iyabo Ojo over issues she has ties with. First, it was the case of their senior colleague, Baba Ijesha who was imprisoned for raping a teenager. The controversial issue which saw Yomi Fabiyi drum support for the embattled actor led him on a continuous journey of shading Iyabo Ojo at the slightest opportunity.

In the latest shade, Yomi Fabiyi shaded Iyabo Ojo, clearly stating that she is not a good mother and noting that her alias, ‘Queen Mother’ doesn’t befit her. This comes after the actress took a fight against embattled singer, Naira Marly following the death of his ex-signee, Mohbad.

Tacha and Mercy Eke

Reality TV star, Tacha shaded her colleague, Mercy Eke over a car.

Mercy, the winner of Big Brother Naija Season 4 which saw Tacha disqualified after they got into a heated argument flaunted her new Range Rover most stylishly by pulling it from a distance with a red ribbon while she tagged it her pet and a Christmas present.

Recreacting Mercy’s stunt, Tacha also showed off her Range Rover calling it her Christmas present. This sparked a debate between their fans as some speculated that Tacha was copying Mercy, and others believed they were always trying to outdo each other.

The situation got more intriguing when Tacha posted a tweet saying, “But is she me?” This cryptic post made things more intense, and many believed she was shaded Mercy.

Tacha’s tweet suggested she wanted to make it clear that, despite any similarities, she sees herself as unique. This is not the first time Tacha has said something controversial.

Patrick Doyle and Isreal DMW

11 times celebrities shaded each other

Veteran Nollywood actor, Patrick Doyle shaded Isreal DMW, the personal logistics manager of Afrobeats singer, Davido over his marital crisis.

Isreal DMW and his estranged wife, Sheila Courage brought their marital crisis before the association of online in-laws and laid strong allegations against each other.

Consequently, Isreal who bragged about meeting his wife as a virgin placed a curse on her if she dared to lay with another man.

Weighing into the matter indirectly via his Facebook page, Patrick Doyle shaded Israel while stating that only a bad person would get into drama on social media with an ex they’ve been intimate with.

 Rita Edochie and Judy Austin

11 times celebrities shaded each other

As it stands, Rita Edochie will continually shade her junior colleague, Judy Austin for reasons known to all.

In a nutshell, the beautiful and admired home of Yul Edochie and his wife May became a shadow of itself and broke after Judy Austin who has been in Yul life (cheating) came to public awareness.

Yul who is a proud polygamist tied the knot with Judy and shared two children with her. All these while, the actor who had a thriving career became an object of ridicule on social media and continually faced scrutiny for tearing his home apart. Oh! It is worth noting that he lost his first son, Kambilichukwu. While May went into months of mourning, Yul bounced back to his normal life with his second wife in three weeks.

In a corner is Rita Edochie, a senior colleague and aunt to Yul who has always drummed support for May.

Well, according to online in-laws, Rita Edochie is the weapon fashioned against Judy Austin as she has continued to drag her in every way possible. In August, Rita shaded Judy after she stated that the supposed family present at her hidden wedding was rented. In September, Rita shaded Judy stating that she would be forced to release Yul from whatever cage she put him in.

In other posts on her social media handles, Rita stated that Judy entered into Edochie’s family to k!ll and destroy. She was quick to remind her that nothing lasts forever.

Samklef and Davido 

Music producer, Samklef has constantly been in the news for what can be tagged as the wrong reasons.
Well… one funny thing is that he doesn’t hesitate to speak up. In October, news made rounds that Davido and his wife Chioma welcomed a set of twins in Atlanta Georgia, USA. Shortly after, a video of the new mum and her babies leaving the hospital surfaced on social media and in the spirit of rejoicing, Samklef reposted the video.
Reacting, Davido angrily asked Samklef to take down the video while tagging him ‘wicked people’ as he accused him of leaking the video. He also blocked the music producer.
Reacting, Samklef denied leaking the video, describing Davido’s reaction as pathetic and childish. He has continued to shade the singer after he was entangled in a series of debts. In one of his posts, Samklef hailed Wizkid as the original 001 he knows while noting that he is free of debt scandals.
Phyna and Davido
BBNaija Phyna speaks out, says she 'feels bullied' over Davido's denial of knowing her
The shade between these two occurred when Davido liked a ‘hate’ banter about Phyna on microblogging platform, X. Reacting, the reality TV star called him out.
Davido apologized, however, he stated that he didn’t know her.

Consequently, the conversation between the celebrities got people talking and Phyna was mocked and trolled by the singers’ fans. While she asked that his fans back off and stay away from her DM, she shaded Davido for being the father of all nations hinting at his multiple baby mamas ’30bg or wetin them dy call Una fuck off my dm and face your father of all nation’.

WhiteMoney and Mercy Eke

11 times celebrities shaded each other

In October after Big Brother Naija season 8 themed ‘All Stars’ ended, WhiteMoney who won season 6 of the show heavily shaded Mercy Eke season 4 winner after she dumped him for his rival, Pere.

In the course of the All Stars show, Whitemoney and Mercy Eke formed a strong bond that some believed might evolve into a romantic connection. Whitemoney openly admitted having a crush on her, but unfortunately, Mercy rejected his advances.

Devastated, Whitemoney indirectly addressed the situation when a curious fan asked about Mercy Eke’s whereabouts. In response, he posted a photo of himself showing a middle finger, indicating that the reality star was in the garage “Parked in the garage”.

Blessing CEO and Nkechi Blessing

"A lady with confused identity" Blessing CEO slams Nkechi Blessing for body shaming her

The ember months may soon be tagged the ‘shading of the Blessings’ as these two have continued to shade each other nonstop.

Blessing CEO, a self-acclaimed relationship therapist has continued to shade her namesake after she was bodyshamed.

The drama started after Blessing CEO shared pictures of herself rocking a two-piece crochet bikini, which showcased her newly acquired body on Instagram. In the photos, Blessing CEO showed off her stomach tattoo, which is an open bible with two Bible verses, one from Mathew 11:12 and Proverbs 31.

Reacting, Nkechi Blessing expressed disgust at the pictures. She went on to compare Blessing CEO’s body to a placard being used for protest.

Blessing CEO reacted by shedding Nkechi Blessing. She called her a lady with a confused identity and slammed her over her love for dating men younger than her.

Replying to her, Nkechi Blessing noted that relationship therapist became famous after she claimed ownership of a house she didn’t build back in 2019.

Cee-C and Mercy Eke

In January, Reality TV star, Cee-C shaded her colleague, Mercy Eke over age falsefication.

Mercy Eke shared a copy of her voter’s card on her Instagram page to inform her fans she was prepared to vote in the general election held in February.

Although, Mercy covered her date of birth and house address. A curious Twitter user went the extra mile to dig up the details on the voter’s card while revealing that Mercy Eke; ‘s real age.

The X user wrote; “You covered your date of birth and left VIN that shows everything about you. Does this make sense to you? Anyway, I’m here to inform your that I just found out that you are 32 years of age. Don’t come here 29th Sept and claim 25 years o. Have a nice day.”

Mercy celebrated her 29th birthday in grand style in September 2022 but in reality, she’s 32.

Shading Mercy, Cee-C lovely pictures of herself on her Instagram page and noted that she’s too beautiful to be 30. “My pretty girl era. It’s like I go reduce my age oh. 30 years no just fit me”.

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