Roy Emmanuel, the bouncer of Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, narrowly escaped being hacked to death after being involved in an altercation with the MC of Club DNA – a popular nightclub in Lagos.
The incident occurred on Thursday, November 15, but photos of the wounded bodyguard surfaced on the internet at the weekend.
Grapevines have it that the altercation was allegedly caused by Emmanuel’s defence of the superstar singer over an alleged debt owed to the nightclub.
It was gathered that the bouncer was at club DNA when the owners of the club started arguing with him that Wizkid didn’t buy the Lamborghini Urus he, recently, posted via his Instagram story.
It was also learnt that the artiste owed the club millions of Naira for drinks bought on credit, and so, buying such car doesn’t make sense, but Roy defended his boss, saying he will clear his debts once he returns to the country.
Wizkid’s bouncer was subsequently beaten and injured, according to reports making the rounds.
However, the nightclub has dismissed claims that Wizkid’s bodyguard was stabbed because of the debts the singer owes the club.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the management of the nightclub said that the fight was an act of “indiscipline” and not because of the reported debt accrued by Wizkid.
The statement read: “It has been brought to our notice that news circulating stating Wizkid’s bouncer (Roy) was attacked at CLUB DNA and related to Wizkid’s outstanding bills at the club.
“We would like to make clarification that it was a situation of indiscipline on both side. Roy works at Club dna as the chief bouncer and the accused also work at the same club as an MC. Altercation happened when both staffs were talking to a senior staff and both started an argument and rapidly rose to a fight.
“The matter is now been handled by the Nigerian Police and they are getting to the matter. We would like to clarify that Wizkid’s outstanding bill has nothing to do with this fight.
“It was a situation of two staffs indiscipline act. Wizkid’s outstanding bill is a different issue to be addressed separately and vividly.”