African Music giant, David Adeleke, popularly referred to as ‘Davido,’ was on Thursday, embroiled in controversy as a picture of him, and ex-girlfriend, Sophia Momodu on his private jet, surfaced online.
The afro-pop sensation had his daughter, Imade, on his laps while her mother, Sophia, sat beside them.
The picture generated widespread speculation and criticism on social media, with many referencing his much-publicized upcoming wedding.
The singer immediately took to Instagram to silence critics, claiming that he only gave his ‘baby mama’ a lift, so his daughter doesn’t fly economy class.
His post read: “I just want to drop a quick comment on the silly blogs headlines about me ‘taking the mother of my first child on holiday to Ghana’ I really wish y’all will quit with it.
“You ALL know very well I recently proposed to my girlfriend Chioma recently and it would make no sense whatsoever for me to be doing such.
“My daughter’s mom had business in Ghana with Afrochella selling Imade’s hair products at stores and I obviously was booked to perform at Afronation.
“I simply gave her a lift to Ghana for the sake of Imade who I didn’t want left in Lagos without her mom. It was either that or she fly economy.
“I do not understand why y’all would spread such rumours you know would do nothing but hurt my fiancé and disrespect her family. 2020 is for positive energy only. Get with it!”
Sophia Momodu seemed displeased by the post by Davido, retaliating with a post of her own which read: “I’m bout to burn this whole sh** down cos I neverrrr asked for a lift.”
She followed it up by a picture of her and Imade with the caption “WeFlyFirstOrBusinessClass.”