My fight with Davido was my biggest fight ever- Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu
By Patricia Uyeh,
Ovation Magazine publisher, Dele Momodu, while visiting housemates of the ongoing reality TV show ‘Celebrity Housemates’, in a chat, revealed that the rift between Nigerian star-singer, Davido and himself, was worse than his battle with former military Head of State, late Gen. Sanni Abacha.
According to Dele Momodu whose niece, Sophie Momodu welcomed a baby with the self-acclaimed ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ in 2015, the battle was fierce because of the singer’s fame.
“Fighting with David 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, (the devil is a liar) because a baby was involved; very beautiful girl, Imade.
“When it happened, I tried my best to avoid a collision with the family because I am very close to the family especially because of Senator Ademola Adeleke. We used to sleep in the same house when I was in exile in London. Whenever Sen. 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” he said.
Davido and Ovation Magazine Publisher reconciled last year after two years of fighting over ‘Baby Mama drama’ and custody of a lovechild. They settled their differences at the 10th edition of the annual Ovation Red Carol in Lagos where Davido apologised to Momodu after performing on stage.