Dele Momodu, the uncle of Sophia Momodu has expressed shock over Davido’s request for a joint custody of his daughter, Imade.

Sophia, the first baby mama of the singer, has been in and out of the court over the custody of their daughter.

Reacting to the case, the Publisher of Ovation Magazine stressed that his previous conversations with Davido focused on his wedding to Chioma and reconnecting with his daughter.

He wrote, “I had seen David’s affidavit about two weeks ago and I was very surprised as David and I had spoken on a video call days earlier, with him and Pastor Tobi Adegboyega, and he never told me he had any custody issues with my niece. So you can imagine my confusion to find out via social media and subsequently confirmed by my niece that he had filed an action in court seeking joint custody of their daughter. 

“During the referenced video call, we were all very excited about his forthcoming wedding ceremony, an event our family congratulated him about. Prior to this, David had told me he eventually spoke to their daughter, after a long lull of about two years. 

“He was very happy and excited. So I thought everything was settled and he and Sophia would now have the opportunity of taking maximum care of their daughter. I had offered special thanks to David’s Dad, Dr Adedeji Adeleke, for his kindness and support for our daughter during the period of David’s absence.”

He added that Davido’s uncle, Governor Ademola Adeleke, also intervened in the issue but stressed that there was no issue of joint custody between the estranged lovers.

Adding that the issues between the former lovers were caused by lack of communication, Dele pointed out that they were mainly about financial support, including school fees, accommodation, and a nanny’s salary.

While noting that there were instances where Sophia allowed Davido access to Imade, Dele emphasised the importance of ensuring their daughter’s well-being.

He disclosed that Davido sent him a message on Friday to address the issue but did not leak the details of their conversation.