By KEHINDE AJOSE
Nigerian pop star, Davido and his baby-mama Sophia, were recently embroiled in a fight over the custody of their daughter Imade, a battle which went viral on the social media.
How it happened
First, Sophia and her family reportedly started the drama after filing a petition against Davido and his family for alleged child trafficking. All of this, led Davido to release a lengthy recount of his side of the story via his Instagram handle which has generated a lot of different views in the public domain
According to him: “I became the father of a love-child. DNA testing determined with maximum proof that I indeed was the father of my daughter, delivered by a head-butting casual lover, Miss Sophia Momodu. I met Sophia when I was barely 21 years old. She was many years older than me and was able to manipulate and exploit my youth, naivety and generosity. Sophia is the mother of my daughter, and no more! She never would be my wife and she was never qualified for that status. Her background is very dissimilar from mine, and she has very paltry education and equally diminished physical attributes. Cunningly, she moved into my house because she claimed she has no place to stay in Lagos and that her father is late and her mother is resident in Abuja. I have accepted what providence brought my way including my own personal indiscretions. But I also have been burdened by the lapses in the character of Sophia and have thus suffered for my daughter who I love as much as my late mother, Imade. As for the person of Sophia, I paid a two year rent for her apartment at Lekki and she receives a monthly allowance of 300,000 naira from me ever since Imade was born. This December, Sophia received 500,000 naira as her Allowance and Christmas bonus. On a routine hospital check, my daughter was found to be infested with massive dosage of poisonous cannabis that she contracted from the breast feeding regime of her mother’s breast. We still don’t know how much Imade was damaged by this toxic feeding and medical tests and procedures continue to rise and bemuse me and my family members. Already, Imade has special needs and has been treated at the American Hospital,Dubai with all medical costs and travel expenses drawn off my personal purse ever since she was born. On December 29, Imade was supposed to travel, once more, to Dubai for further medical care. A family vacation was attached to this medical trip. But our family plan was truncated by Sophia, her uncle, Dele Momodu in the company of his wife, and all these persons were the significant accessory to the Lagos Airport debacle. It is this incidence of December 29 that made implicitly necessary to bring my family matter to the public domain. “
According to Sophie, her daughter Imade Aurora Adeleke has been with the Adelekes since July 11, 2015. She sent a petition addressed to the Director-General National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons to prevent her daughter’s travel.
In recent developments, Davido has apologized to Dele Momodu and his fans over the baby abduction drama .According to him: “Mr. Dele Momodu I apologise but …U didn’t have to”
The artist insisted that the allegations against him were false, saying, “All these lies being put on me … no be today … I have so much to say but in respect for my daughter I will keep quiet … I apologiz.”
He appreciated his supporters and those “bashing” him, adding that “The truth will come out! Even if I don’t keep her, she will grow up to know I fought for her.”