The Nigerian musician Daniel Benson, better known by his stage name BNXN, responded to CKay’s claim that Blaqbonez prevented them from collaborating on a song. “Pray” crooner backed out of appearing on Chukwuka Ekweani aka Ckay’s most recent single, Hallelujah, he revealed on Thursday.
He disclosed that BNXN, Seyi Vibez, and Blaqbonez were all scheduled to contribute to the track in different ways, but that the first two were prevented from doing so for various personal reasons. When he heard Blaqbonez’ verse, according to Ckay, BNXN withdrew, but Seyi’s team allegedly failed to provide him with a clear response.
The “WATAWI” singer, however, claimed that Hallelujah symbolizes his journey from a difficult upbringing to where he is now. But, BNXN shaded him with an insult in Yoruba on his Twitter account late Thursday night after becoming upset by the claim, writing, “Awon werey.” BNXN’s verse was initially recorded but then eliminated from the song at his own request, according to CKay’s tweet.
BNXN made his decision for an unstated cause, but CKay respected him and complied with his request. After the publication of his experimental first album, “Sad Romance,” in September 2022, “Hallelujah” was CKay’s first release in 2023 and his first official single.