- Like every profession, music in Nigeria also comes with its hazard, which has proven the extent singers have gone to satisfy their fans
- Over the years, we have witnessed Nigerian music stars who have been assaulted right on stage while performing
- While some have been described as fan love for these artists, many of these fans have, however, crossed the line in the supposed show of love for the music stars
The music industry continues to welcome newcomers who are all out to make a name and build a brand for themselves.
While many may be focused on gaining popularity and making money, some would be caught unaware of the extent some fans could go to get an opportunity to meet with them.
Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of music stars who have been assaulted by supposed fans who have crossed the line.
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In this article, we take a look at four popular Nigerian singers who have been assaulted live on stage and how they handled it.
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Upcoming Nigerian star and Mavin signee Ruger is the latest music star to be assaulted live on stage.
Ruger was, on Sunday, March 27, assaulted on stage while performing his hit song Dior as a female fan grabbed his manhood when he moved to the edges of the stage.
The reaction from the Mavin artiste showed he was visibly angry by the action as he stood still for some seconds before leaving the stage in anger.
Nigerian international singer Wizkid is by far one of the loved singers in Nigeria and the world. Unfortunately, like top celebrities in the industry, Wizzy have had some cases of him being physically assaulted on stage while performing.
One of the popular ones was in 2019 when a fan who wanted to have physical contact with him mounted the stage. However, as the bouncers attempted to whisk the guy off stage, he held on to Wizkid’s leg causing the singer to fall on stage.
The fall, however, didn't stop Wizkid from performing as he went on as if nothing had happened.
DMW boss Davido is also on the list of artists, who a fan attempted to assault on stage. In 2021 during the singer's performance in Abuja, a fanatic attempted to rough handle the singer who anticipated the move and swerved as quick as possible.
Thanks to one of Davido's bodyguards, the fan was restrained and taken off the stage while the DMW singer continued as nothing happened never happened.
Nigerian singer Teni in 2022 fled an event at Buguma Town, Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to the videos which went viral on social media, suspected hoodlums pelt the artiste with bottles while she was performing, a situation that attracted the attention of security officers.
Teni had to leave the stage immediately after the attack.
Burna Boy says he is richer than Wizkid and Davido
Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, caused a buzz on social media on March 26, 2022, when he made a rare extended appearance on his Instagram live.
The top musician seemed to dedicate his Live session to bragging about his wealth compared to other big artists in the industry.
In the videos that later made the rounds online, Burna boasted about being more wealthy and making more money than Davido and Wizkid.