Custody battle: Davido seeks full custody of his first daughter, Imade from Sophia Momodu

Custody battle: Davido seeks full custody of his first daughter, Imade from Sophia Momodu

Davido, one of Nigeria’s Afrobeats superstars have taken legal action against his first baby mama, Sophia Momodu, demanding full custody of their nine-year-old daughter, Imade Aurora Adeleke.

Glamsquad recalls that Davido and Sophia have been at loggerhead over imade.

The duo who used to coparent peacefully years back have been having issues over finances and lack of access to the child.

In a new development, report reveals that on April 17, 2024, Davido’s legal team, including prominent lawyers Dr. Olaniyi Arije and Okey Barrah, filed documents at the Lagos State High Court in which the musician cited several reasons for his decision.

Davido accused Sophia Momodu of using their daughter to obtain substantial financial benefits from him, alleging that she frequently made excessive demands and declined reasonable offers he provided.

Among the grievances listed in the petition, Davido asserted that he had consistently met his obligations toward Imade.

This reportedly included covering her education, accommodation, and various other essential expenses.

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He stated that despite providing a secure apartment and vehicles for their daughter’s transportation needs, Sophia Momodu continued to demand financial support, insisting on substantial sums for rent and vehicle maintenance.

In the suit, 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 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” 

“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 a good condition, however, she refused to inform me about that” 

He continued to claim that her requests for expenses like nanny fees and international travel costs were excessive and not in their child’s best interests.

During his court statement, Davido expressed profound concern over what he characterized as Sophia Momodu’s unreasonable conduct, which he asserted had caused him considerable emotional distress.

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.”

Listing the other demands allegedly made by Sophia, 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.”

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