Nigerian superstar singer, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has ignited a buzz on social media with his decision to respect boundaries during a recent performance with songstress Tems.
The dynamic duo took the stage together at the ‘Essence Fest’ on Sunday night, marking their first joint performance in two years, News About Nigeria reports.
As they concluded their rendition of the hit song “Essence,” Wizkid took a moment to express his gratitude. It was during this time that Tems, overcome with emotion, passionately hugged Wizkid.
However, the Ojuelegba crooner appeared somewhat hesitant and did not reciprocate the full embrace, catching the attention of fans and sparking discussions online.
The reason behind Wizkid’s cautious response may be linked to a controversial incident that occurred during the “Made In Lagos” concert at the O2 Arena in London in 2021.
During the show, Wizkid attempted to lift Tems, which drew mixed reactions from social media users. Some accused the Starboy Entertainment founder of assaulting her, while others defended it as a harmless gesture.
In a recent video clip from the ‘Essence Fest’ performance, the roles were reversed, with Tems initiating the hug towards Wizkid.
This reversal of actions led fans to draw comparisons to the previous incident and further fueled discussions on social media.
See the clip below:
_wfromeo; Why she come she Dey hug Wizzy like say na baby
wurd_bishop; Now if this was wiz hugging and touching her,umu uwa will say he is sexualizing her,so now that it is the other way round what will you term it?
kingstepheniv; Women are not talking now ooo. I thought they refer to this as harassment?
realshadollz; Why is tems sexualizing my big wiz
natiina77; If na me be wiz make I die say I no bounce dat hug way Tems day bring come…I 4 make am 1-1
opromotus; That year she comot wizkid hand we no hear word….be like conji don hold am at this moment…maybe den nack sef later
nosadongen; Na now she want dey gum body
richardharrish1202; Nah she dey touch baba nla now oooo
meenvrbckdwn; You can see how appreciative Tems was, it was all over her❤️❤️❤️❤️