Davido Drags Sophia To Court Over Custody of Imade, Shares Details

Davido listed all the things he had done as a father since Imade Adeleke was born

Davido Drags Sophia To Court
Davido, Sophia and Imade

  • Davido drags Sophia to court over custody of Imade

Nigerian singer, Davido has dragged his baby mama and mother of his first child, Sophia Momodu to the Lagos High Court over joint custody of their daughter, Aurora Imade Adeleke, PUNCH reports.

In the suit filed by his lawyers, Dr Olaniyi Arije, Okey Barrah, and others dated April 17, 2024, the singer wants the court to grant him 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.

Davido also listed all the things he had done as a father since Imade Adeleke was born on May 14, 2015.

He disclosed that he was responsible for paying her school fees and rent and had also purchased an N200m worth of apartment in Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos which Sophia declined all in a bid to make his daughter comfortable.

Davido said:

“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 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 contribution towards my daughter’s accommodation.”

 “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.”

“She began to make excuses and complained that the Range Rover SUV was not in 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.

“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.

Recall that Sophia had on several occasions called out Davido for not taking up his fatherly responsibilities alleging that he is a deadbeat father.