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BN Bytes: RMG Issues A Statement Regarding The Muna-Mode Nine Altercation | Muna Apologizes on Twitter




I’m sure we all know how big an issue it was when the Nigerian public found out about the altercation between Muna and Mode Nine yesterday {click here}. A lot of people spazzed out all over social media up to the extent that “Pass the mic” became a trending topic on Twitter.

So, to address the issue, Muna‘s management, RMG issued a statement.

To Whom It May Concern.

It has come to my attention that the unfortunate incident that occurred at the Nokia “Don’t Break The Beat” competition on Saturday the 28th of April 2012, where RMG artiste Muna was a Presenter, and Nigerian rap icon Mode 9 was a Judge, has turned into a media/blog frenzy.

This unfortunate misunderstanding happened on stage, and the verbal exchange between Muna and Mode 9, even though it started out as opinions quickly escalated into what I’m sure we all have seen in the clip posted on the Internet by Nigezie.

Mode 9 and Muna did not have any pre-existing misunderstanding or “beef” before the Nokia event. Muna’s brief as a Presenter, aside introducing the Contestants and asking the Judges for their remarks and scores, was to add more banter to the judging process, this she had done very well and incident free throughout the Zonal “rap battles” in cities like Lagos, Enugu, Benin and Abuja.

As Muna’s management, we are duty bound to take care of this situation professionally, issue statements and all that, but as I’m in a privileged position and I know all parties involved personally, including co-judges Rogba (CEO, Knighthouse) and DJ Jimmy Jatt, I had called everyone involved to sort out this unfortunate issue amongst ourselves the morning after the incident. The clip of the incident surfacing on the Internet only just re-ignited what we’ve been trying to diffuse since the very next day.

Like I said, we all have seen the video clip, and the interviews that followed, and of course the onslaught of comments on the internet, the justified, the objective, the insults, the threats of violence and of course a few sensible and supportive ones as well. Time will tell if Muna and Mode 9 trending on Twitter would prove to be a good thing and we’ll all get together and laugh about it later.

Muna is a fast rising talent in the rap game, this was recognized by Nokia who gave her the opportunity to appear in their TV commercial and also present the “Don’t Break The Beat” competition which was a massive success. The brand also showed some street cred by employing the undisputed knowledge of rap in appointing Mode 9 as the Head Judge at the Finals. We would like to thank Nokia and the team at YDx for putting together a successful competition.

Lastly, I would like to reiterate that this issue will not be resolved publicly and played out in the media or on blog pages for the amusement and enjoyment of gossip junkies and gist merchants. I’m sorry to disappoint those who are waiting with their mouths open, there will be no leaked emails, back and forth exclusive interviews or Twitter “gangsterisms”. At least not from our side, and as you all know, Mode 9 is big a man enough not to subscribe to media hype over something that, quite rightly, he took as disrespectful but not life threatening. This is Hip Hop, not the Civil War Part 2.

Ayo Shonaiya
The RMG Company.”

Also, yesterday, May 9th, 2012; Muna took to Twitter to apologize for the ruckus her actions had caused. This is what she tweeted:

Mountain? Molehill? Regardless, I think the “Pass The Mic” saga is over…


  1. LPS

    May 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Abeg post the next gist biko BN 🙂

  2. udy

    May 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm


  3. [email protected]

    May 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I appreciate Muna’s tweet, it showed some level of maturity. However, the statement from RMG made no sense as it did not address the issue. How come you call your fans and followers internet gangsters/Junkies. Ayo Shonaiya you fall my hand

  4. Lulu

    May 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I admire her humility……It takes a lot of courage to say Am Sorry, I respect her for doing that! Kudos Gal!

  5. Moses

    May 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Nice one

  6. Austine Da Whizchap

    May 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    If I Were, I Will Sack RMG As My Mgt Coy. They Obviously Showed Lack of Professionality…..Kai! Anyway Sha, Muna You Messed Up Big Time….Even Laffing On Top of The Matter. It Aint Fair To Mody Baba 9….#Godiswatchingyousha# Well, You Are Forgiven….Go And Sin No More!

    • Ready

      May 11, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Co-sign. This was so unprofessional. For someone like me who heard about it but didn’t care enough to get details, reading this was irritating. This seemed less management, more friend forming “I sabi dem, I know whassup”. He should siddon joo.

  7. Austine Da Whizchap

    May 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    *If I Were Muna, I Will Sack RMG As My Mgt Coy. They Obviously Showed Lack of Professionalism…..Kai! Anyway Sha, Muna You Messed Up Big Time….Even Laffing On Top of The Matter. It Aint Fair To Mody Baba 9….#Godiswatchingyousha# Well, You Are Forgiven….Go And Sin No More!*

  8. kem

    May 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    most people are usually interested in others downside to laugh, smhhhhhhhhh, case close muna and modenine settled……,

  9. fokasibe

    May 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    GO MUNA!! You have done the right thing.

  10. TessySays

    May 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    But really lots of people call themselves management or Publicists and they know nothing about managing issues. The company actually escalated Muna’s issues instead of deescalating it

  11. konnie

    May 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Her PR team have a strange way of managing this event. Good thing she realized she needed to step up and clean her own mess up.
    Now everybody should look forward——- all is forgiven

  12. Yettie

    May 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Muna, you call him boo. You are still disrespectful. Your apology does not appear sincere and honest. Btw, did u think u were having a fite with one of your lady contestants at the peagent or sumtin(sayn pass d mic joor!).You totally forgot where you were and why you were there in the first place. Anyways, as far as I am concerned, both your management is not any better than you. They neither know how to address issues appropriately or even keep mute when they do not have the right thing to say. Ayo Shonaiya shld have keep quite rather than writing an epistle that had no message.

    • Bewi

      May 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Boo is a term of endearment. Why are you trying to make an issue out of it. Stop instigating trouble.

    • rdc

      May 10, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      totally agree with @bewi….absolutely nothing wrong with her calling him boo….u dont know the relationship both of them had before all this…n what should she have addressed him as anyways…sir?

  13. Nerosiro

    May 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    All these peeps saying she has apologised…are they blind, dumb or what? Did they even read what she tweeted?….take a good look at what she tweeted as an ‘apology’, is that how you apologise for a major disrespect and tarnishing of an icon’s personality? All these point out that the so called muna of a girl lacks good home training *no be lie* and who the eff! is this ayo shonaiya whatever….hmmm like manager like artiste…am not surprised


    May 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm


  15. faith

    May 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    welldone Muna…

  16. Beebee

    May 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Rude girl..NEXT!!!!

  17. ogochukwu

    May 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    u don’t call a grown ass man boo or honey if he is not ur bf. she have to learn how to control her anger

  18. Opeke

    May 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Hey muna gal its so nice of u 2 av apologisd.wel 4 d people dat r helpin modenine 2 fuel d issue,abeg case don close luk 4 sth else 2 do.cos evn modenine wuld av forgivn her.

  19. helen

    May 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Muna doesn’t seem apologetic @all. She should know beta than stepping on the toes of people who have paid their dues in d rap game,she’s even a wack rapper though! RMG should have just stayed quiet dan issuing such a crappy statement. SMH!!!

  20. iamfascinating

    May 10, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    good thing she apologised.

    over 25 years old? retinol will keep your youthful looks in place when you will need them available at

  21. onegirl

    May 11, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Publicity stunt….this seems to be the new trend in in naija….who’s next?

  22. aproko

    May 11, 2012 at 1:21 am

    BN please, remove the epistle oga AYO wrote #no-sense-whatssoever….the twitz Muna made makes a whole lot more sense, nice one Muna.

  23. sunshine

    May 11, 2012 at 2:45 am


  24. Miss Pepeye

    May 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Plus Muna oh, Plus Ayo and his so-called PR company oh, this is real example of “(rude) birds of the same feather, flock together”. Shior!!!!!!!!!

  25. FLY GIRL

    May 11, 2012 at 11:41 am

    proud of u MUNA,nt so easy to swallow one’s pride to say sorry! go girl u ROCK!!!

  26. Cheese

    May 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Muna your apology didn’t seem apologetic at all. And mr ayo…keep calling her fans ugly names n we’ll see who’ll buy her albums. A bunch of no goods thats what y’all are. So disrespectful to refer to fans as gossip junkies and gist merchants. Like management, like artiste…..shio. BN, pls can we have something more interesting to read about?

    • Juju

      May 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      thank cheese i didn’t c any remorse in dat apology o and pls those dat r proud of her humility, did her humility jump out d window wen she was “passing d mic”? she just had to apologies her career is on d line its not like she meant it

  27. Aunty Maina

    May 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    this muna is totally arrogant n super disrepectful! what sort of apology is this? ‘i want us to be cool like before and just as we were before the nokia show pls accept my apology’? and you people say you are proud of her for that line? This is not just about you and mode 9! this is also about the Nokia brand! I am in management at Nokia and will see that your service as compere in this show is not renewed. Judges are there to form opinions and judge. Your job is to introduce contestants, make little banters and try to keep the audience on same page. Instead you made a total mess by dissing a head judge, cutting him off rudely and telling him to pass the mic in that mocking tone more than 3x. i suppose you’ve watched people like Adaora oleh or Ryan Seacrest in their different shows, yes?

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