Sophia Momodu, the baby mama of Davido, has responded to a lawsuit filed against her by the singer over the custody of Imade Adeleke, their daughter.


The Afrobeats star filed a motion through Olaniyi Arije and Okey Barrah, his lawyers, at the Lagos high court on April 17, 2024.

He is seeking a court order granting him “unfettered and unrestricted access” to Imade who is aged nine.

The singer also alleged that he had been responsible for Imade’s education, housing, transportation, living expenses, health care, and periodic travel.


Responding to Davido’s lawsuit, Momodu argued that she has never denied the singer access to their daughter.

The fashion entrepreneur, in a statement dated June 22, 2024, and issued by her legal representatives Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors and Bimpe Ajegbomogun & Co., however, claimed Davido “repeatedly threatened” to make her life “miserable” if she does not make herself “available to him sexually”.

“David Adeleke and Sophia Momodu were in a relationship from 2014-2017 and 2020-2022. During this time, David provided financial support for their daughter, covering school fees, rent, and other living expenses, including the cars mentioned in the article,” the statement partly reads.


“Sophia ended the relationship with David in July 2022. Since then, David has repeatedly threatened to make Sophia’s life miserable if she does not make herself available to him sexually.

“Sophia has never denied David access to their daughter, only access to her body and intimacy, which he has taken issue with. David is in a publicly known relationship, and Sophia wishes him well. She seeks to move forward in her life free from harassment and verbal abuse.”

Davido’s lawsuit seeking child custody follows a tumultuous history between him and Momodu.

In January, Momodu threatened to sue the singer for alleged cyberbullying and harassment.


In 2023, she revealed plans to change Imade’s surname to hers, claiming she has been both mother and father to their daughter.

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