Davido, born David Adedeji Adeleke is one of the biggest names in the entertainment Industry and can be said to be is one of the top controversial musicians in Nigeria.
Check out 7 times the music star has been caught up in controversies.
1. Davido And Sophia Momodu
Davido and his baby mama, Sophia Momodu got into some sort of drama in 2016 over the custody of their daughter, Imade. It started when Davido put up a snap saying she (Sophie) called him a deadbeat dad because he will never marry her. In reaction to that, Sophie also posted snaps and screenshots of their conversation.
Davido had claimed that Sophia was into drugs at the same time breastfeeding their baby, a situation which he didn’t take slightly.
2. Davido And Dele Momodu
The drama took a different twist when Sophia got her uncle and media mogul, Dele Momodu involved. Davido wasn’t going to lay low just because of the status of Mr. Momodu as he called him out.
The publisher of the popular magazine, Ovation, Dele Momodu, had weighed into the matter explaining why they prevented the former from travelling to Dubai with Baby Imade for further medical attention. The veteran journalist also took time to response to the allegation by Davido that his niece, Sophia infected their 7-month old daughter with Cannabis, describing the allegation as ‘cruel.” Davido was not having any of it as he went ahead and insulted the veteran journalist.
3. Davido And Call Girl
The ‘IF’ crooner was enveloped in another controversy when he was pictured in bed with an unnamed lady . It was reported that the girl took the pictures after having a wild time with the star and decided to leak the photos after their escapades.
4. Davido And Wizkid
The situation between Davido and Wizkid has persisted over the years on different occasions from way back in 2014. Though most recently it’s followed a downward slope owing to their various involvements in international expansion and growth for their crafts. Wizkid once put up an Instagram post allegedly throwing shade at Davido by saying “Just landed in NYC! Let’s turn up! we do proper shows nd proper venues”, and then Davido responded with what most people see as a direct shot at Wizkid. In his own words, ‘Snitch. No wonder you are not rolling with your day 1 niggas,’ .
Both artistes have since then been indirectly throwing shades at each other.
5. Davido And His Police Escorts
A video which circulated on social media showed two policemen allegedly shooting into the air on the street in a moving vehicle in Lagos. It was later revealed that the owner of the car was Davido and the officers involved were attached to him. This was revealed after Davido posted the video of his police escorts shooting in the air, thereby causing commotion along the streets of Lagos.
The Head Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), ACP Abayomi Shogunle had to release a statement and the police officers involved were eventually arrested.
6. Davido And Taxi Driver
Davido was alleged to have beaten up a taxi driver when the latter had gone to drop off Davido’s ‘girlfriend’ at a hotel. The supposed girlfrend had allegedly met a friend of hers in the hotel room with Davido and all hell was let loose. As the driver attempted to drive off, Davido dealt him some slaps and slammed his head against the steering wheel. Davido, in the company of four hefty bouncers were said to have further beat up the man and snatched his car keys.
7. Davido And Tagbo’s Death
This is the latest of the controversies surrounding the music star. On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Nollywood actress, Caroline Danjuma blasted Davido for allegedly dumping the corpse of his friend, Tagbo at an undisclosed General hospital in Lagos.
Davido, however, released a statement, declaring his innocence, claiming that it is only God that knows the truth surrounding the death of his friend.