Dele Momodu speaks after receiving ‘distressing message’ from Davido
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Nigerian journalist and business tycoon, Dele Momodu, speaks amid his niece, Sophia Momodu’s, child custody battle with Davido, after receiving a ‘distressing message’ from the singer.

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It would be recalled that Davido and his baby mama have been battling for the custody of their daughter, Imade.

Dele Momodu. Photo source: Google.

Davido had filed for a suit demanding joint custody, while Sophia filed a counter suit, asking for sole custody of their 9-year-old daughter.

Dele Momodu took to his Instagram page to break silence over the matter.

In a lengthy post on his Instagram page, he remarked on the intricacies of the case.

Dele Momodu stated that he believes that what had caused this legal battle over the duo was the lack of ‘camaraderie’ between them.

Dele Momodu said:



Last night, I received a distressing message from Mr David Adeleke (aka Davido). He was obviously devastated by the counter-affidavit submitted in court, earlier in the day, in response to his affidavit seeking a joint custody of his daughter with my niece Sophia Momodu.

I had seen David’s affidavit about two weeks ago and I was very surprised as David and I had spoken on a video call days earlier, with him and Pastor Tobi Adegboyega, and he never told me he had any custody issues with my niece. So you can imagine my confusion to find out via social media and subsequently confirmed by my niece that he had filed an action in court seeking joint custody of their daughter.

During the referenced video call, we were all very excited about his forthcoming wedding ceremony, an event our family congratulated him about. Prior to this, David had told me he eventually spoke to their daughter, after a long lull of about two years.

He was very happy and excited. So I thought everything was settled and he and Sophia would now have the opportunity of taking maximum care of their daughter. I had offered special thanks to David’s Dad, Dr Adedeji Adeleke, for his kindness and support for our daughter during the period of David’s absence.

I had also taken Sophia and their daughter to my very dear friend, Governor Ademola Adeleke, seeking his intervention. To the best of my knowledge, there was never a problem of joint custody. The issues were: non-payment of school fees for several sessions; non-payment of accommodation and salaries of a nanny. There was no car dedicated to David’s daughter. And so on. Mercifully, I mentioned all to Dr Adedeji Adeleke and he responded positively, like a true grandfather. On the issue of non-payment of school fees, David’s Dad cleared everything and also set up payments of future bills. He gave his grand daughter a car to take her to school. The remaining issue was on accommodation.

David’s Dad verbally offered, in his discussions with me, one of their family apartments in Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, however, maybe due to miscommunication…”

See his post below: