That Utawezana by Femi One and Mejja became a hitsong is undisputable. It is also known that Azziad Naisenya played a part in pushing the song to greater Heights. But that the two musicians should pay the TikTok queen is what is confusing many netizens making this debate trend as number one on Twitter.
In support of Azziad
Netizens took to social media calling on Shiku Femi One to pay Azziad for making her song go viral. Some believe that the song could not have become such a hit if it was not for Azziad. According to some, they were not aware of the song until Naisenya did the challenge. For some tweeps, whenever they hear the song, their minds first think of Azziad before they think of Mejja and Femi one. For this reason, they feel she deserves a token of appreciation.
In support of Femi one and Mejja
However, another section of tweeps felt the TikTok queen benefited from Utawezana more then Mejja and Femi did. According to them, the two musicians would remain relevant with or without the help of Azziad. However, on the other hand, chances are Naisenya would always be on TikTok. Additionally, she gained a few gigs and even secured a position in the communication and entertainment industry.
Celebrities like Diana Marua joined in the conversation. According to her, the Utawezana song marketed Azziad and not the other way around. She further claimed that without the song, nearly two-thirds of Naisenya’s followers would not know her.
Those who are saying Azziad deserves credits for marketing Utawezana are zombies. I knew the song even before she did the challenge but I didn't know the girl. So the song marketed #azziad
Truth be told two thirds of you couldn't be knowing her if it were not for the song. pic.twitter.com/qH48KVZub5
— Diana Marua😍 (@dianamarua_) May 12, 2020
Some tweeps, however, decided not to take sides. According to them, both parties benefited from the Utawezana hitsong. Mejja and Femi one got their views, and their song trended for a long time. On the other hand, Azziad also gained fame and exposure. Her name became a household name, and she benefited from it.
Here are some reactions from netizens.
Honestly if it were not for #Azziad the #Utawezana song by Femi One and Mejja would not be a national Anthem. Also if it were not for the song, no one would know that Azziad Nasenya exists. They both need each other. So Femi One owes Azziad nothing, not even a hug or greetings. pic.twitter.com/SYGF7nGs83
— Caro K. (@CaroKim_) May 12, 2020
#Azziad owes Femi nothing. She made the video for her Tik Tok fans. KOT discovered her talent & not Femi's 'Utawezana'. The song Azziad was dancing to could've changed, but the discovery was bound to happen. Why can't they be friends ama it's just KOT that's pushing for beef?
— Nahashon Kimemia (@nahashon87) May 12, 2020
The big question in this #Azziad matter should be who benefitted more from the song. Femi and Major were already making hits and were know, Go check their views before Azziad on YouTube. Now check Azziad's online and offline presence before Utawezana and decide.
— Ndaire ◢◤ (@sndaire) May 12, 2020
FACTS #azziad is who she is today because;
1. Utawezana challenge brought her to public light.
2. KOT accepted her challenge, gave her retweets and trended her. We build her.
3. The publicity she received gained her TV interviews & a job.
4. That publicity made flaqo noticed her. pic.twitter.com/07DMIBkJHF
— MAINA MAISH ✪ (@Maishke) May 12, 2020