The elderly man took offense at the ‘disrespect’ shown by Tekno and reacted by punching him.
‘Sunday Are was annoyed that a small boy like Tekno can be so rude to shake hands with him instead of bowing down or prostrating’, our source who chose to be anonymous said. ‘He didn’t even calm down, he just punched Tekno and pushed him. Immediately the backstage area erupted as people around Wizkid gathered round Tekno and threatened to beat him up further. By this time Davido was on stage and the fracas spilled over outside. As soon as Davido was done and he heard what happened, he rushed towards the scene with his people.’
Our source further said that the organizers were disappointed that Sunday Are who has managed several artistes in the past could make such a move, knowing the tension already in the air.
Davido on his part had always been friendly with Tekno and after the things calmed down, tweeted his support for him, declaring that no one would ever touch him again.
Several video clips had shown up online that suggested that Wizkid and Davido may have come to blow. This report tells otherwise: although the pop stars do not exactly like each other, things have not degenerated into physical altercations.
Calls made to Sunday Are for his own side of the story have not been answered at press time.