Popular Nigerian singer, Majemite Ekele, aka Oritsefemi, was involved in a brawl at the Quilox nightclub in Lagos on Saturday.
According to the ‘Double Wahala’ crooner, violence ensued when one of the club security officers pushed him aside when he tried to exit the VIP section of the nightspot.
Eyewitnesses say the artiste was hanging out at the VIP section of the club when he noticed one of the club security personnel trying to restrict his fellow artistes, Sound Sultan and Rocksteady, from joining the VIP.
He reportedly made attempts to explain to the club official that the A-list artistes be allowed to enter. His request was however overturned as the security officer insisted that they wouldn’t be allowed in based on an instruction from the management.
He was advised to join the regular section since he was keen on hanging out with his colleagues.
A video capturing the entire episode is currently making rounds on social media.
Meanwhile the management of the Delta State-born artiste has purportedly released a statement.
It reads, “On Friday 11th 2016, at exactly 2am at Quilox Night Club. Oritse Femi was attacked by a bouncer just because he was trying to stand for an older Colleague and a friend. Oritse Femi was at the VIP corner when he noticed Sound Sultan and Rock Steady were being bounced from entering the VIP section of the club. Oritse Femi who was not happy with the bouncers behaviour stood up to ask the bouncer why he was putting up such attitude to An A list Artiste and a brother, the bouncer replied that An order was placed down by Shina Peller the CEO of the club that no A list Artist should be allowed into the VIP section, claiming the A list Artistes were not his costumers and they have no value at his club just because of his rift with Davido.
The bouncer told him to keep to his section or go join his colleague at the regular section. Femi accepted the offer to join his colleague at the regular section but was pushed back by the bouncer, Before he could say Jack the other bouncer was already rough handling him. Oritse Femi who was holding a cup of wine had to defend himself by slapping the bouncer with the wine cup, which gave the bouncer a scar on the face. Without waiting for explanation, the other bouncers in the club came in and attacked Oritse Femi and in the process of the attack Oritse Femi’s N8.5 million worth of jewellery was stolen by the club bouncers.
Femi was injured and held down by the bouncers, claiming they were waiting for the arrival of police. On the arrival of police, Femi and the bouncer were arrested and taken to the police station where the IPO in charge of the case ordered Femi to treat the injured bouncer which he did and even gave the bouncer extra cash for self-medication. The IPO also ordered the bouncer and the club management to provide Oritse Femi’s jewellery, which he hasn’t received till now. If we all will recall, this same Quilox was the same place Dammy Krane got messed up by bouncers, same club Davido got confronted by this same bouncers.”