Singer Davido and Sophia child custody saga explained

She accused Davido of being an “absentee father” who prioritizes his career and lifestyle over their daughter’s well-being.

Nigerian singer Davido and his baby mama businesswoman Sophia Momodu, have been at each other's throats lately and baying for each other's blood.

Sophia filed a 102-paragraph countersuit stating reasons why Davido is not capable of raising the child alone.

She accused Davido of being anabsentee fatherwho prioritizes his career and lifestyle over their daughter’s well-being.

She also cited the death of their son, Ifeanyi, by alleging that his home is an unsafe environment for a young girl, referencing the tragic death of Davido’s son, Ifeanyi, in 2022 as evidence of her claim.

The document, which has been circulating on social media, read in part, 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 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 has filed a suit demanding joint custody or unrestricted access to their daughter, Imade Adeleke.

In a recent post on, Davido expressed how the loss of his three-year-old son still deeply affects him.

He mentioned that discussing it serves as a painful reminder of the tragedy as it still haunts him.

He wrote, You're constantly bringing up the death of my child at any point you can to just remind us of this tragedy that haunts us every day of our lives.”

He further expressed his readiness to let go of seeking custody of their daughter, stating that she won’t be a child forever and that she will see how he fought for her.

Amidst this drama, Davido’s cousin, Folasade Adeleke, made a cryptic post on social media, saying, "It’s God that will judge you!". The situation remains tense, with both parties seeking resolution through the legal system.