Hope James


Nigerian singer, Benson Daniel, popularly known as BNXN, has locked head with his colleague Micheal Olayinka, aka Ruger, on social media.

It was reported that the rift between the duo began in July when Ruger replied a BNXN fan who claimed the latter was a better singer.

In his response, Ruger had insinuated that his success in the music industry was based on his solo songs while BNXN, formerly known as Buju, relied on collaboration to make hits.

“I love Buju, he’s good but he’s notbetter than me. Everything I’ve done since the beginning was only RUGER. All my hits are JUST RUGER. I’m always proud going on stage around the world with my own hits and everyone is singing along. You see the difference?” he wrote.

BNXN, who recently released his new project, ‘Bad Since ’97, on Wednesday took to Twitter to make a celebratory post after it topped the Apple Music’s Nigerian album chart.

Sharing a picture of the album’s position on Thursday, BNXN tweeted, “What if I, what if I what if I, COOOKKKK #BadSince97”

The line is a reference to Ruger’s hits song, Girlfriend.

Responding to the tweet, Ruger asked BNXN to “get a solo hit then talk to me fatty bum bum.”

Replying BNXN wrote: “The project will ALWAYS be more important than the hit! Look at Burna Boy! That’s my yardstick, you think I wanna blow with 1/2 songs and I no fit come back ?? When he was dropping you didn’t call those songs hits back then but you see now? Open your eye patch.