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Entertainment of Sunday, 24 May 2020


How ‘Abrewa’ triggered fight between Sista Afia, Freda Rhymz at TV3

Freda Rhymz and Sista Afia Freda Rhymz and Sista Afia

Following the heated altercation between Sista Afia and Freda Rhymz that nearly resulted in the exchange of blows at the premises of TV3, many have wondered what really triggered the incident.

While it is not news that the two are beefing and have released songs to jab each other, but the question still on the minds of many almost a week after the incident is, what really transpired before the near fisticuffs?

For those who are new to the issue, the beef between musician Sista Afia and rapper Freda Rhymz got personal last Monday morning when the two physically faced off at the premises of TV3.

The two female artistes, who have over the past few days jabbed each other in diss songs, got physical when they met each other at Media General.

The two had come for separate interviews on Media General’s TV3 but nearly got into fisticuffs after they saw each other.

It took the intervention of the management of the artistes and personnel at Media General to prevent an escalation of the feud.

Sista Afia, during an interview on Showbiz 927 on 3FM with MzGee on Saturday had threatened to carry out a threat she made in one of her songs that she will physically beat Freda Rhymz whenever she meets her.

For weeks now, Sista Afia has ignited a lot of controversy after the release of her song ‘WMT’ on April 22. While Sista Afia did not mention names, some people have concluded that she took jabs at Sister Derby, Wendy Shay, and Efia Odo in the song. The song saw counter jabs and reactions from Freda Rhymz who released ‘KMT’, and Eno with ‘Rap Goddess’.

Sista Afia released ‘You Got Nerves’ after that, prompting Eno to also drop ‘Argument Done’. Freda Rhymz, who didn’t want to be left out of the beef party, also released ‘Point of Correction’.

While many will thought her threat to beat Freda Rhymz on Showbiz 927 on 3FM was just mere rhetoric, Sista Afia clearly meant business when the two met on Monday.

They instantly started throwing tantrums as they march towards each other clearly indicating that they meant business. But for the quick intervention of some people at the scene, the two would have exchanged blows.

On Friday, May 22, during another interview on TV3 New Day with MzGee, Sista Afia explained that Monday’s incident was triggered by a comment Freda Rhymz made.

According to her, when she saw the rapper, she had good intentions of walking up to her to greet her and possibly patch up things with her.

But that, unfortunately, did not materialize after she heard Freda Rhymz called her “Abrewa” (Old lady or Old woman). That, Sista Afia said, flurried her up considering the fact that Freda had called her same in her diss song ‘Point Of Correction’.

Nevertheless, Sista Afia used the interview to render an unqualified apology to the management of TV3, viewers, Ghanaians, and the security man who was on duty on the day of the near fisticuffs.

Freda Rhymz, giving her side of the story in an interview on Showbiz 927 on 3FM on Saturday with MzGee said she wasn’t referring to Sista Afia when she said “Abrewa”.

She narrated that on that eventful Monday when she arrived at the premises of TV3; she decided to take some pictures to while away time as she waits for the interview.

According to her, after one of her management team members had taken some shots of her, she told him that she looked like an “Abrewa” in one (or some) of the pictures.

That comment, she believes got Sista Afia infuriated with the notion that she was referring to her.

Interestingly, the two artistes during their interviews – Sista Afia on TV3 New Day and Freda Rhymz on Showbiz 927 on 3FM – refused to apologize to each other for the incident.