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Davido sues Sophia Momodu, seeks Imade’s custody

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Davido sues Sophia Momodu, seeks Imade’s custody

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.”

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.

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.”

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.

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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.”

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.”

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.”

“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.

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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.”

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.

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.”

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.”

Davido sues Sophia Momodu, seeks Imade’s custody

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I’ll divorce my wife if Kamala doesn’t win US presidential election – Charly Boy

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I’ll divorce my wife if Kamala doesn’t win US presidential election – Charly Boy

Controversial singer Charly Boy has promised to divorce his wife of 47 years if United States Vice President Kamala Harris fails to win the upcoming presidential election.

Charly Boy, known for unconventional statements, expressed admiration for Harris, calling her his “crush” and asserting that America deserves its first Black Female President after having its first Black Male President, Barack Obama.

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The musician made his vow in a social media post, writing in Pidgin, “If dis my crush, Kamala Harris no win the USA presidential election, I swear, I go divorce my wife of 47yrs.

“After the first Black Male President, America deserves the first Black Female President. Sorry rednecks. Dats how we Roll.”

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Embrace peaceful dialogue, shun protest, Tonto Dikeh advises youths

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Embrace peaceful dialogue, shun protest, Tonto Dikeh advises youths

Actress Tonto Dikeh has spoken on the planned protest by youths, saying it was not necessary.

She acknowledged the struggles and right to protest but suggested more effective ways to address the issues.

She expressed sadness over the economic hardships and rising cost of living but cautioned against protests, citing the potential for damage and derailment as seen in the #EndSARS protest.

Instead, she recommended forming a representative group to engage directly with President Bola Tinubu, advocating for a more strategic and diplomatic approach.

She believed peaceful dialogue and community development can lead to positive change and unity.

Tonto Dikeh urged youths to consider alternative ways to make their voices heard, stressing the importance of making smart choices for a better Nigeria.

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She wrote: “Dear fellow Nigerian youths, I understand your frustrations about our nation’s current state. The price hikes and economic pressures are tough, and many are struggling with increased costs of commuting and living. However, a nationwide protest from August 1-10, 2024, might not be the most effective method right now. This isn’t to undermine the power of protests but to suggest a more strategic approach.

“Instead of protests, I recommend forming a representative group to formally communicate with the President. This group can advocate on our behalf, request a meeting to discuss our concerns, and propose solutions. Engaging in meaningful dialogue and community development can lead to positive change and unity.

“The economic challenges affect us all, and addressing them through peaceful and diplomatic means could be more beneficial. Let’s unite and work towards a better Nigeria. I urge you to consider alternative ways to make your voices heard and to work towards a brighter future.”

She concluded with the caption: “Sometimes we can be right, but how we express ourselves matters. This is a heartfelt plea to all Nigerian youths—LET’S MAKE SMART CHOICES.”

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Nollywood actor Aki, first wife separate, unveils new partner

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Nollywood actor Aki, first wife separate, unveils new partner

Nollywood actor Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly known as Aki, has announced his separation from his first wife, Nneoma Nwaijah.

The couple, who married in 2011 with a traditional ceremony in Imo State followed by a white wedding in Lagos, met on a film set in Lagos where Nneoma worked as a costumier.

In a recent Instagram post, the 46-year-old actor revealed his new marriage to Stephanie Promise, with whom he has one child and other children.

Celebrating Promise’s birthday, Aki expressed his gratitude for their journey together, describing her as the heart of their family.

He wrote: “My world…my love ! On this special day, I want to celebrate not only your birthday but the incredible journey we’ve been on together.”

“You have blessed our lives with two beautiful girls who light up our world, and now, we have been gifted with a precious baby boy.”

“Watching you embrace motherhood with such grace and strength fills me with awe. You are the heart of our family, the rock we all lean on. Your love and dedication to me and our children are unparalleled, and I am endlessly grateful for the life we are building together!”

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“As we welcome our son, CHIDUBEM IVAN CHINEDU IKEDIEZE (CiCi) into this world, I am reminded of the boundless love and joy you bring into my life. You are my partner, my best friend, and the love of my life 🥹☺️🥰.”

“On this special birthday, I hope you feel the immense tenderness and appreciation that surrounds you, the unbreakable bond and the love that radiates within us.”

“Happy Birthday baby, my angel, my sweetheart ❤️🥰☺️💕💞💝. Here’s to many more years of laughter, love, and beautiful memories.”

“Happy birthday to my soulmate, Stephanie Promise @iammsp1 ☺️❤️😘🤗 #StephaniePromiseChineduIkedieze.”

Though Aki did not disclose when his first marriage ended or when his second marriage began, his post highlights a new chapter in his personal life.

Nollywood actor Aki, first wife separate, unveils new partner

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