Ovation Magazine publisher, Dele Momodu, has disclosed that his clash with prominent Nigerian star-singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, was bigger than his battle with the country’s former military Head of State, the late Gen. Sanni Abacha.
Mr. Momodu, a former presidential aspirant, disclosed this when he was a guest on an ongoing reality TV show ‘Celebrity Housemate’, in Lagos on Thursday.
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According to the magazine publisher, Davido’s popularity made the rift “bigger than fighting Abacha”.
His words: “The Davido issue was my biggest battle ever. It was bigger than fighting Abacha because of the blistering popularity of David; he is an extremely popular guy and it was very unfortunate, because a baby was involved; very beautiful girl, Imade. When it happened, I tried to avoid a collision with the family because I am very close to the family especially because of Ademola who is now a senator.”
“We used to sleep in the same house when I was in exile in London. Whenever Ademola was around, he would call me and then pick me up to his house and I’ll sleep there and when I need to go back to my own house he would drop me.
“So when the baby issue came, I didn’t know about it, if Sophie (Davido’s first Babymama) didn’t tell me she was pregnant, I wouldn’t have known, she was able to hide it perfectly from everyone.”
The duo reconciled after two years of bickering over ‘Baby Mama drama at the 10th edition of the annual Ovation Red Carol in Lagos in December.
Momodu also said Davido’s father, Tunji Adeleke, was the one who facilitated the “true reconciliation”.
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