Davido Considers Dropping Custody Battle For Imade After Momodu References Ifeanyi’s Death

Afrobeats singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has suggested he may leave his first child, Aurora Imade Adeleke, in the custody of her mother, Sophia Momodu.

Naija News reports that this follows Momodu’s recent counter-affidavit, which claims that Davido is unfit to raise their daughter.

In her response, Momodu alleged that Davido’s home environment is unsafe for a young girl, referencing the tragic death of his son, Ifeanyi, in 2022 to support her claim.

The circulating document partly states, “The applicant cannot take proper care of our daughter because he lives a controversial lifestyle (negative media attention) that will expose our daughter to more negative trauma at her tender age.

The affidavit further contends that Davido’s frequent travels, the presence of unsavory adults in his home, and his estrangement from their daughter make him an unsuitable custodian.

Momodu also questioned the suitability of Imade being raised in a household with Davido’s new wife, citing concerns about proper upbringing.

Momodu’s statement included, “The fact that the applicant lost his son in his house in rather unfortunate and questionable circumstances shows that our daughter cannot be placed in the custody of the applicant.”

In response, Davido expressed his ongoing grief over his son’s death in a post on, criticizing Momodu for repeatedly bringing up the tragedy.

He wrote, “ Your constantly bringing up the death of my child at any point you can to just remind us of this tragedy that haunts us everyday of our lives.

Davido indicated his readiness to relinquish his pursuit of Imade’s custody, expressing hope that Imade will one day understand his efforts.

Imade will grow up to see I fought for her. As for now, you can have her. P.S: she won’t be a child forever… enjoy, Imade Aurora Adeleke! Your father loves you!,” Davido wrote.

He further lamented the backlash he faced, noting, “All I asked for was ‘joint custody’ but cus it’s Davido yall wanna act like yall can’t read! SMH I’m off this … yall be blessed and I pray this never happens to you.”

Naija News previously reported that Davido had taken Momodu to court, seeking custody of Imade, and claiming he had been responsible for her education, housing, transportation, living expenses, health care, and periodic travel.

In response to the lawsuit, Momodu stated that since their relationship ended in July 2022, Davido had neither contacted Imade nor provided emotional and financial support.

She insisted that Davido had chosen not to see Imade and that she had never denied him access to their daughter.

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