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Viral video of Wizkid banned from entering USA, AI-generated

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Claim: An X user alleged that the US government had restricted Wizkid from entering America after assaulting his girlfriend.          

Viral video of Wizkid banned from entering USA, AI-generated

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Recently, Nigerian superstar singers Ayodeji Balogun, better known as Wizkid, and David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, ignited another round of their long-standing supremacy via a tense exchange of words on social media. 

Media reports indicated that a leaked video of Davido on his knees, crying and begging an alleged woman for sex. The Ojuelegba crooner had seemingly suggested his fans needed to plead for a new song as intensely as the person in the video (implying Davido).

With this ongoing bickering, fans of both singers have emerged online to attack one another. One such story, shared by an X user identified as @Successful101, depicts Joe Biden, the incumbent American president, saying that Wizkid has been banned from entering the country. 

“Nigerian artiste Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has been suspended from coming to the USA for beating his girlfriend Jada in California. Please, all the immigration all over the US states should be aware of this. Said by me US president Joe Biden,” the supposed president said in the clip. 

As of May 22, 2024, the post had amassed 8,000 views, 700 reposts, and 621 bookmarks. The comment section was inundated with different views, some suggesting the photo was real while others raised questions.

The video has also emerged on TikTok here. In the Twitter post, some users commented that they agreed with it, while many others said that the video was made with artificial intelligence technology. 

A user @Ojodale46 wrote: “Wizkid life don spoil finish.” Another user questioned: “Why does this look like AI edited [sic]?”

DUBAWA resolved to investigate the authenticity of the image due to the potential disinformation it poses and its widespread attention. 


DUBAWA searched Google for any related report to the alleged video, but none was found.

Further search shows that Jade Pollock [mentioned in the video], a love partner and talent manager to Wizkid, once accused the singer of assault in July 2019. This incident happened years before Joe Biden became president of America, and the Trump-led administration and immigration authorities did not react to it. 

DUBAWA further observed that the audio and the mouth movements don’t match. This inconsistency suggests that the video has some deep-ware effects, which means it’s AI-generated. This was confirmed when the video was on Deepware, and the result said the clip contained a high level of deep-ware effects. 


Our findings show this video is AI-generated while events of Wizkid’s assault on her partner did not occur recently as claimed in the clip. The claim is false.

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