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Davido Drags Sophia Momodu To Court Over His First Daughter’s Custody

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International award-winning singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has dragged Sophia Momodu, the mother of his first child, Imade, to court, seeking custody of the daughter.

In an originating motion filed by his lawyers, Dr Olaniyi Arije, Okey Barrah and others, at the Lagos State High Court, dated April 17, 2024, Davido is praying the court for “an order granting joint custody of Miss Imade Adeleke to the applicant.”

In the alternative, the singer prayed to the court for “an order granting to the applicant unfettered and unrestricted access to Miss Imade.”

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The suit, marked LD/1587PMC/2024, has as applicant Mr David Adedeji Adeleke, while Ms Sophia Momodu was listed as the sole respondent.

The originating motion was supported by a 44-paragraph affidavit deposed to by Davido himself.

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He narrated that though he had a relationship with Momodu that led to the birth of their child on May 14, 2015, the relationship had ended some years ago “while we resolved to take care of our child as biological father and mother.”

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Davido said, “That it is on record that I have been responsible for the payment of all the school fees of my daughter to provide her with the best education possible and to meet all her educational needs without a hitch.

“That I have also been providing money for the rent of the apartment where the respondent resides with our daughter.”

The singer said that as a result of the love he had for Imade, he purchased and offered the mother a N200m worth apartment in a condominium gated community with a swimming pool and 24-hour power and water supply at Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos. An offer he claimed was turned down.

He said, “The respondent rejected the offer to stay and live at the above-described secured Oniru apartment, which had been purchased already, but demanded that I continue to pay N5,000,000 annually for a rented facility as my own contribution towards my daughter’s accommodation.”

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Davido said to ensure that the interest of Imade was well-catered for, “I bought a Range Rover Sport Utility Vehicle for the use of the child and the respondent to meet the transport needs, including transportation of the child to and from school, etc.”

He added that sometime last year, he received a call from her daughter’s school that Imade had been absent for two weeks, and upon his inquiry from Momodu, “She began to make excuses and complained that the Range Rover SUV was not in a good condition, however, she refused to inform me about that.”

He added, “That sequel to the information about the said condition of the vehicle, I provided another vehicle, Highlander SUV, and in addition, the sum of N5.8m as requested by her for the repair of the Range Rover SUV, making it two vehicles in the custody and use of the respondent and our daughter.”

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According to Davido, to further ensure that the interest of their child was adequately taken care of, “I also made commitments to pay for living expenses, the fees of the nanny to our child, provide medical and health care, insurance, periodic international travel expenses and tickets.”

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That notwithstanding my efforts in the overall interest of my daughter, the respondent has continued to make outlandish and Utopian demands to frustrate me,” the singer added.

Listing the other demands allegedly made by Momodu, he said, “The respondent, among others, is demanding that I should pay the nanny she hired the sum of $800 per month, and that the total sum of $19,600 per annum be paid as a lump sum.”

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Davido claimed that despite his contribution towards ensuring a better life for their daughter, “the respondent has continued to show me unwarranted cruelty, inflicting so much pain on me.”

Davido and Sophia have often been at loggerheads.

In 2021, Sophia revealed that she was pained when their daughter, Imade, took Davido’s last name and not hers.

Momodu revealed this via her Instagram Story when she reacted to a post about children bearing their mothers’ names.

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According to her, she cried bitterly because her daughter could not bear her last name ‘Momodu’.

She wrote, “I remember my mom and aunties laughing at me when I was crying because my daughter’s last name wasn’t going to be Momodu.

“I was genuinely distraught. I was even arguing and everything, that they put her father’s full name and not a single letter from mine.”

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She further revealed that her mother made her understand that Imade should bear her father’s name so that she could gain from her father’s lineage and inheritance.

She added, “It made me shut up real quick, but I lowkey had so many questions.”

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Actress Denies Alleged Affair with Senate President Akpabio

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Actress Dakore Egbuson-Akande has denied allegations of an extramarital affair with Senate President Godswill Akpabio

The rumors, which surfaced in a recent viral report, alleged Egbuson-Akande was one of Akpabio’s “side chicks.”

In a statement on her official Instagram page, Egbuson-Akande described the allegations as “wicked lies” and expressed shock and disappointment.

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She categorically denied ever meeting Akpabio, stating that she has never been in the same room with him.

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Egbuson-Akande, who is married with two children, also challenged the perpetrator of the rumor to come forward with evidence, offering a N5 million reward.

She emphasised commitment to protecting her reputation and threatened legal action against those responsible for the false allegations.

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“I saw text messages and calls this morning, alerting me to a very wicked lie from the pit of hell. I must say that I’m very disappointed, shocked and appalled. And I want to categorically state that I have never ever met the Senate president in my life.

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“I have not had any cause to be in the same room with him, not to talk of being his side chick. I’m happily married with two beautiful children. So for a jobless, wicked blogger to decide to put my name amongst women who have been with this man is totally wicked and unfounded.

“It is a lie and I am ready for any legal action because, at this point, you have messed with the wrong person. I keep to myself, mind my business, I drink water and I do my work. So for someone to want to tarnish my hard-earned name and image for some clicks, no way.

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“I’m not going to accept it or going to be quiet about it. I want to put it out there. Anyone who can provide video or audio evidence that I have been with this man, I would give you N5 million right now,” she wrote.

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VIDEO: Rema Performs ‘Calm Down’ At Indian Billionaire Ambani’s Son Wedding

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Popular Nigerian afrobeats sensation, Rema has captivated guests at the wedding of Anant Ambani, son of India’s wealthiest man Mukesh Ambani, with a spirited performance of his chart-topping track ‘Calm Down’.

A viral video surfaced on Thursday depicting Rema’s arrival in India in anticipation of the grand ceremony. According to reports from Hindusian Times, the singer was paid $3 million for his appearance.

In a latest video that has since gone viral, Rema, known for his infectious beats and energetic stage presence, was seen enthralling attendees at the wedding hall.

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The wedding celebration also features performances by other international superstars. Canadian singer Justin Bieber reportedly received $10 million for his performance, while pop icon Rihanna also graced the stage for an undisclosed fee.

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are set to marry on July 12 at the Jio World Centre in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).

This four-day wedding extravaganza marks the culmination of a series of lavish celebrations hosted by the families since March.

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The guest list for the wedding includes a host of high-profile figures such as Kim Kardashian, former UK Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Tony Blair, former US Secretary of State John Kerry, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, and former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, among others.

Mumbai is abuzz with excitement as the city plays host to one of the most opulent weddings of the year, drawing attention from around the globe.

 

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Portable Causes Commotion In Lagos, Fights Bike-man For Allegedly Stealing His Phone [VIDEO]

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Portable got into a street fight with a motorcycle rider.

The singer, real name Habeeb Okikiola Badmus, is seen in yellow, obstructing the movement of cars as he fought in the middle of the street.

A crowd gathered, trying to separate the fight but Portable continues going at his opponent, even pushing him to the ground at one point.

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The person filming is heard asking what kind of celebrity Portable is while claiming that the singer really injured his opponent.

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According to online reports, Portable attacked the man for allegedly stealing his phone.

This comes just weeks after the singer returned from America.

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