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Davido Seeks Joint Custody in Legal Battle with Sophia Momodu

The Grammy-nominated singer is seeking joint custody and unrestricted access to his nine-year-old daughter, whom he alleges Sophia Momodu has prevented from seeing.

Nigerian Afrobeat singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido has filed a lawsuit against, Sophia Momodu, his first baby mama over the custody of his daughter, Imade Aurora Adeleke.

The lawsuit which was originally filed on April 17, 2024, in  Lagos State High Court by Davido’s attorneys (Dr Olaniyi Arije and Okey Barrah), listed Mr David Adedeji Adeleke as the applicant, while Ms Sophia Momodu was listed as the sole respondent.

The Grammy-nominated singer is seeking joint custody and unrestricted access to his nine-year-old daughter, whom he alleges Sophia Momodu has prevented from seeing.

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Davido and Sophia Momodu began dating in 2014, the relationship resulted in the birth of their daughter in 2015, after which the two went their separate ways amidst constant legal battles and public accusations aimed at Davido, for neglecting his paternal duties towards his daughter.

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Allegations 

The lawsuit alleges that Sophia Momodu rejected a N200 million apartment in a gated community in Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos, which he had purchased because of his daughter.

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“The respondent rejected the offer to stay and live at the above-described secured Oniru apartment, which had already been purchased, but demanded that I continue to pay N5,000,000 annually for a rented facility as my contribution towards my daughter’s accommodation,” parts of the lawsuit read.

According to the lawsuit, Davido had acquired a Range Rover car to aid in the transportation of his daughter to school.

“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,” the lawsuit read.

However, he received a call from his daughter’s school informing him of his daughter’s two weeks absence which he queried Momodu about, only for her to point out that the daughters had missed school because the Range Rover was not in good shape to convey them to school.

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