E-news: I Don’t Have Beef With Runtown Anymore – OAP, Yaw Naija


After his social media rant in which he called out Runtown; OAP, Yaw has come out to say he does not have issues with the singer any longer.

On Wednesday, a video showing Yaw express his displeasure at Runtown for disrespecting him circulated online. In the video, Yaw said the Mad Over You singer declined to perform at his show last year, telling him lies about being out of the country at the time of the event, whereas he (the singer) was lodged at Eko Signature, the venue of the show, on the same day. Yaw was fuming in the video.

Speaking with Sunday Scoop, he said he felt bad when he found out that Runtown was at Eko Hotel and had decided to shun his show. Yaw stated, “The truth is I don’t pay attention to social media. I was just having a conversation with my friends in the studio and we were doing ‘Instagram live’. If you had listened to the footage well, you would hear Runtown’s song playing in the background. If I still have issues with him, I wouldn’t have played his song.  He sent me a message on Wednesday morning after seeing the video and we spoke.

I am human. Even when I was not happy with Runtown, I was still promoting his songs. I have been talking about national issues such as the Plateau killings and the need for people to get their PVCs, but people decided to ignore all that. It was the part I talked about Runtown they paid attention to.”

Yaw said since he started organising shows 10 years ago, Nigerian artistes such as Olamide, Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Reminisce, Phyno and many others had been supportive.

He added, “I have enjoyed great support from Nigerian artistes. But I called Runtown three years ago and he said he was not available. When I told him two years ago, he still claimed not to be available. But for last year, he promised he would come if he was in town. On the same day, the Lagos State Government held a concert at Bar Beach. He attended and lodged at Eko Hotel. Humblesmith performed at Bar Beach too but still came to support me. I expected Runtown to show me support and leave.

“When I saw his car, it was normal for me to feel bad. But afterwards, I forgot everything. I don’t think anyone has played Runtown’s song, Mad Over You, like I did. If you know me well, you will know I don’t have time for things like this.”  he stated.

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