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Afrobeats superstar, Davido, recently found himself at the center of a social media storm involving his junior colleague, Cheque. The controversy began when Cheque shared a video on his social media platform, in which he was seen seemingly admiring pictures of Davido’s wife, Chioma Rowland, while singing a love song. The video, which has since been deleted, sparked a backlash from fans who considered it disrespectful to Davido and his wife.
In response to the backlash, Cheque issued a public apology to Davido on Saturday, May 28, 2023. He stated, “Never meant any form of disrespect to Davido. Baba has been there for me anytime I need him, even on zoom remix. I did not reason well before posting. Thank you and love you big bro .. OBO.” This apology was met with a positive response from Davido, who quoted the apology with a love emoji, indicating his acceptance of Cheque’s remorse.
The incident has sparked conversations about respect among colleagues in the entertainment industry. It serves as a reminder of the importance of considering the potential impact of social media posts on others, particularly when they involve personal aspects of their lives. The swift apology from Cheque and the gracious acceptance by Davido demonstrate a level of maturity and respect that is commendable.
The Broader Picture
This incident comes at a time when the Nigerian music industry is gaining global recognition, with artists like Davido and Cheque leading the way. It underscores the importance of maintaining a positive image and respectful relationships within the industry. As the world continues to watch the rise of Afrobeats and the talent emerging from Nigeria, incidents like these serve as teachable moments for artists and fans alike.