Full story of baby Imade: popular hip hop star in Nigeria

Pop star, Davido has expressed sorrow and sadness following the revelation that he and his family tried abducting his seven months old baby away from her mum, Sophie Momodu. In a well detailed explanation of what had
transpired between himself, his dad, Sophie and Dele Momodu, Davido disclosed
that though he had accepted the paternity of Imade after DNA proved it, he wasn’t
ready to marry Sophie now or ever. This is coming few days after Sophie,
through her lawyer, Gbolaga Ajayi, had petitioned the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP over what was
termed ‘child abduction.’

Here’s the detailed explanation as published by Linda Ikeji blog.

Birth of Imade Adeleke When the second trimester of Sophia’s
pregnancy was closing, she tortuously announced to me that she was in the family way.
My mind was bemused,and so was my soul confused. But I quickly realized that
nothing more could be done to alter my status as a father-to-be. I knew that i was
not ready to be a dad. Still, I adjusted myself to the realities of my new situation
and the consequences of my past personal indiscretions.
I made the determination that I was going to be a good dad. I also reasoned that my
blunder is not enough pretext to make me a husband. I was just 21. And so I decided
to be a responsible dad without being husband to the mother of my baby. I never
was in love with Sophia neither was marriage ever in the offing.

Without knowing for sure that I was the real dad of the baby, I entrusted Sophia to
the services of a private hospital for both pre-natal and post-natal medical cares. An
apartment at Lekki was leased for 2 years, and paid for by me. The burden of medical
bills, feeding, transportation and sundry costs rested on my person. No family
member of Sophia including Uncle Dele Momodu rose to help nor guide Sophia.
I own my property at Lekki and had allowed Sophia to stay in the house because
she claimed that she knew nobody in Lagos and that her father was deceasedwhilst her
mother was resident in Abuja. For real, Sophia was a drifter without a dime,
education nor career. My compassion, ignorance, naivety and poor judgment had
combined to make me a victim to a much older lady with super cunning sense that
was mixed with a vicious and diabolical nature. I stand accused but calmly accepted
my responsibility for the sad misadventure that caused me to be a seat-mate with
Sophia on a plane that was flying nowhere. All along, I have only been generous with
Sophia without knowing for sure I was the father to the baby she was carrying.
On May 14, 2015, Sophia delivered her baby named Imade. It was after Sophia had
delivered the baby that DNA testing medically confirmed that I was indeed the
biological father of our child named Imade. Once this status was obtained, Sophia
started to apply maximum financial demands on me. I bought all the baby
things and fully furnished her apartment. Sophia knew well how to spend money and
yet contributed zero to the vast expenses that I incurred. None in her family
contributed even a fake coin to the cost of having Imade.

Uncle Dele Momodu, now the pompous moralist, never visited Sophia nor even
delivered an ordinary greeting card to Imade nor to her mum. Throughout the
many months that Sophia stayed at my house when she claimed she has no family
in Lagos, Uncle Dele Momodu and his bossy wife never showed up at my house
to say hello to either of us. When the going was good, Sophia had told
me plenty things about her uncle Dele Momodu that I need not repeat here. And
she never invited me to go with her to visit him and I don’t have the knowledge that
she ever visited him throughout the time she stayed in my house. She always
explained that a visit to Uncle Dele was needless and unnecessary. Uncle Dele
Momodu never liked, and still does not like Sophia. He is now just grandstanding
because Sophia had a baby for a fairly prominent family and famous Davido.

The case of Mrs Momodu baffles me even more. Why did she not think it necessary to
move to Sophia’s apartment to help her out and show her the tricks of motherhood
when Imade was newly born. Not once did she visit Sophia and her baby until
December 2015. She gave neither care, love nor financial support to Sophia. Now, at 7
months old, and a child with special medical needs, Mrs Momodu
rushed to the Lagos Airport to make an awful botch of her standing as a mother:
Mrs Momodu certainly not a good person. She put time and energy to prevent my
daughter and I,the real father of Imade, from travelling aboard to keep an
appointment with the American Hospital, Dubai. At the point of dying in November,
2015 Imade had been rushed to this medical facility in Dubai, where she
received helpful and adequate treatment, and was duly returned to Nigeria, without
any side excursions. What then suddenly propels the fear or
dangerous love of Mr & Mrs Momodu for Sophia? I deeply sense this couple never
loved Sophia nor her late father. They also resent her mum, and probably are jealous
that Sophia ever became a mum herself, and thus, wish that Sophia’s daughter who
is also my daughter, must needlessly perish.

Where is the inherent value in a callous human ploy that directly intends to prevent
a child from receiving necessary medical care aboard once the biological father,
David Adeleke, the child’s grandfather and all my siblings who are uncles and aunties
to Imade are booked to fly on this essential medical trip to which we have attached a
restful family vacation? Sophia ain’t a member of our family, period.
Surely, Sophia was not with Imade when she first visited Dubai, and yet Imade was
promptly returned to Nigeria. And no one said Sophia cannot come to Dubai except
that I declared that I don’t want the trip to seem like a spousal get-away. Sophia ain’t
my wife and I refuse to let any action conspire to make us look like a couple. She
seemed unable or unwilling to pay her way to Dubai. Also, her boastful Uncle, alas,
refused to volunteer to pay her way to Dubai. I never suggested to an elder what
he should take up as his personal responsibility if indeed he cared at all for
Sophia as his robust involvement in our odd relationship wishes to establish. Mr
Momodu never bought the ticket but wanted to enforce his cosine to join my
family on this Dubai trip. Dangerous lights are furiously blinking red
around my daughter, Sophia and my person. Uncle Dele Momodu and his wife
are providers of the energy espousing the idea of a needless death to my daughter.

 I now say it loud and clear, should my daughter die, this strange couple are
mainly responsible. Mr Dele Momodu should just leave me and my family alone!
His daughter is not who had a baby for me, and he has been too much of an absentee
uncle to Sophia to have any traction on the moral authority that commands the soul
and heart of this matter. Sophia Never formally introduced him nor his wife to
me, at anytime. Why are they now crowding my space and that of my
daughter? Custody, Lifestyle and Imade’s Loss of Wellness In May, the same month Imade was born, Sophia settled in her fancy apartment for which I paid a hefty bill for a 2 year lease.
Her baby was healthy. And she seemed happy. I would take care of all the
financial needs of Imade and still pay Sophia a living allowance of 300,000 Naira plus
utility bills. Within a matter of weeks, Sophia missing
and lusting for the streets of Lagos, especially the glitzy night life. She often left
Imade home for clubbing, binge drinking and a life of debauchery and deviant
living. She would sleep all day and party all night. When awake, she was addicted to
the telephone and cannabis. She paid the baby no attention at all and seem to
despise motherhood and parenting. Imadewas in her custody for2 straight
months, unchallenged and uninterrupted, until the baby took badly and severely ill
in July. Imade cried, ceaselessly, for 48 hours. She was rushed to the hospital
where her condition confounded medical experts. Several tests were conducted on
her and later on the mother. Medical reports, herein attached(exhibit 1), proved
that Sophia’s blood was polluted to the maximum level with cannabis and she had
by the process of breast feeding infected her child with complicated medical
conditions associated with the use of alcohol and especially cannabis. The
trouble spot for Imade was her lungs. She had difficulty breathing largely because of
the contaminated breast milk and the severity of the “Second Smoke” of
marijuana inhaled by the poor child. The medical experts at the hospital were
enraged by the callous treatment of Imade by her own mother and declared her unfit
for the caring and the nursing of a delicate baby. The team determined that they
would hand over the baby to the Children’s Welfare Authority of Lagos State
Government. My family started to plead with the hospital management. For the
First time, Sophia too was sober, sorry and contrite. We pleaded that the baby would
be kept from the mother once she was returned to us, and that we would take
over responsibilities for Imade’s welfare. Voluntarily, Sophia, in the attempt to avoid
the handing over of the baby to the children welfare authority, agreed to a
compromise position that she would transfer Imade to the Adeleke family until
the cannabis in the systems of both mum and daughter was completely out and
comprehensively cleaned out. The medical expert also indicated that the full damage
to Imade’s person could not be ascertained right away and that
her mental state now or in d future could
not be determined nor predicted until
perhaps when she would have attained
adulthood. This was why and how Imade
was transferred to the custody of the
Adeleke family.
Soonest, Sophia began to make vigorous
demands for the brand new car promised
to her by me in May. My father stood out
of all this matter and pointedly told me
that although I was very young but I was
already making big income and therefore
must learn to be a responsible adult who
takes care of business properly and
accordingly. He had instructed since May,
that i
should provide the mother of my baby
with a car, without delay.
But I have since had a change of mind on
this issue because, of Sophia’s night
crawling activities and reckless partying at
night clubs. Her clubbing rendezvous
escalated. In fact, she had gone to a club on
Victoria Island and spent 250,000 Naira in
one night. Unashamedly,she told the
management of the club to slap “Davido”
with the bill. I have refused to pay but till
date, the club has never let off the
harassment of my person for the
settlement of this wild bill. I still don’t
believe that my obstinacy will finally
absorbed from the payment of this reckless
charge. This was one of the main reason I
put the purchase of the car on hold

Meanwhile, Imade was increasingly worse
off in wellness and she had to be flown to
the American hospital in Dubai. I wrote a
letter of release authorizing my sister to
travel to Dubai with Imade. The hospital
saved Imade who was returned to Nigeria
with a medical equipment that had to be
used daily to enable Imade to gain restful
sleep and balanced respiratory rhythm.
The photograph of this equipment is
hereby attached.
If Imade had not gone to Dubai, it is fair to
say that she may not be alive today. Still,
some people prevented her from keeping a
follow-up appointment at the American
Hospital in Dubai.For
the silliest possible reason. My family
would not pay for Sophia’s flight ticket and
thus Imade would be disallowed from
traveling for the vital purpose of medical
conditions that lend oxygen to
her life. Which is more important to Mr
Dele Momomdu, the ticket for his cousin or
the overall wellness of Imade? And why
can’t this glamorous uncle buy the ticket
for Sophia so that the life of imade is not
The claim has been made that the aborted
trip to Dubia was to take Imade to America.
This is not true. Imade’s Nigerian passport
is right now with the Immigration Office
with no American Visa embossed on it and
Imade, though qualified to possess an
American Passport because her dad is an
American citizen,still does not possess an
American passport. True, her passport is
being processed but the truancy of her
mother has caused a major delay. I
therefore ask, how will Imade have entered
America without a visa on her Nigerian
passport? The great dynamics of lying is
that the liar is the first to know that he has
told a lie, and the lies told would certainly
demolish his integrity and the peace of his
soul. Uncle Dele Momodu, beware!
So poor in understanding is the cerebral
capacity of your cousin or niece that she
cannot even operate the equipment that
stabilizes her child’s lungs despite rigorous
training offered to her (Exhibit2). She is
dismally inattentive. But she is a fabulous
cannon fodder for all the frivolities of life.
What more can I do for a woman who is
not my wife? I am 23. I ain’t ready for
marriage or even fatherhood. But I have
accepted my responsibilities as my father
raised me to understand life and deal with
all its challenges.
The only reason why some of us are
dancing naked in the market place today is
because Sophia’s request to go to Dubai on
my ticket was declined. She is demanding
for her new car and a raise of her
allowance to one million naira per month.
The sole reason why she’s demanding for
the custody of Imade is to justify the
necessity for this delusional one million
naira. A domestic matter that could have
been quietly and sensibly settled has been
tossed to the public domain with the brutal
consequences to the most innocent actor in
this drama, Imade.
From December 23-28, Sophia lived at my
father’s Lekki residence in peace except for
the first one hour when a medication was
misapplied by her and Imade speedily
vomited for a fearfully long time. Sophia
did not know how to even bathe her own
baby. She brought a friend to stay with her
in a 3-bedroom flat with a resident
professional nurse and nanny. Overall, her
stay was joyful and in alignment with the
thrills of the Christmas holiday season.
On December 29, less than 24hours of
leaving my father’s house, Sophia was at
the airport in the company of her uncle
and his wife with malice aforethought and
the aim to do maximum damage that
would obstruct her child from traveling
aboard to receive necessary and needful
medical care. She was welcome to join us if
she had bought her ticket or her uncle had
funded her for the trip.
I offered to buy her a car and suggested a
Toyota brand or Hyundai. She lost her cool
and told me off. She wanted a fancy jeep
and preferably, a Mercedes Benz Jeep. I
laughed because
she just wanted to be a Lagos Big Girl for
nothing. She hardly can cope with the
cheapest car much less the ruinous cost of
maintaining a Mercedes Benz vehicle. In
December she received 500,000 naira as
her allowance without doing anything for
Imade. Life is not a bed of roses. Neither
have I ever promised Sophia a rose
garden. Her spontaneous motions of
delusions utterly baffle me!
On her twitter page, she claimed she has
recovered Imade from captivity. But Imade
never was in captivity. Sophia certainly
knows where Imade is. And it is where she
left her on December 28, at my father’s
house. What is the lie about? Sophia also
claimed that she hasn’t seen her daughter
in 5 months This cannot be true. Sophie
spent every Sunday with her baby at my
father’s house since July 2015 when she
voluntarily transferred Imade to the
Adeleke family after the cannabis
incidence. She and her daughter constantly
appear on her face book and twitter pages
throughout this period of 5 months. What
manner of unreliable and lying person is
Sophia.? The picture of your reconciliation
with Imade after “captivity” that you
posted on your twitter page came directly
from the photo shoot that you posed for at
my father’s house during your Christmas
stay. Why can’t you ever be affable with
truth nor have a relationship with honour?
Uncle Dele Momodu was the first to bring
this domestic matter online and onto the
internet. Uncle Dele Momodu ran smack
into the internet highway on December 30
with Vídeo recordings that he dishonestly,
immorally and unlawfully recorded at a
government facility and office at the
Murtala Mohammed International Airport,
Lagos. Uncle, you are wrong and you are
not doing the right thing. By doing a thing
so unlawful over a domestic mater
between a 23-year old boy and
your niece is a bother some slight that
proved your niece must have learnt her
sleazy ways from your own accomplished
slap-happy conduct.
Life is beautiful if we all live in simple
ways and do not engage criminal gadgets
to replace integrity and honour. Your
worthless vídeo recordings has achieved
nothing. But exposed your naivety and lack
of decorum.

Your recordings cannot alter the fact that I am “Davido” father of Imade
and it cannot force me to be the husband of your cousin. In truth, I don’t know if
you are uncle or cousin to Sophia. The word uncle has lost it esteem since the
time that sleazebucket took over our land. Still, Uncle Dele Momodu, it is immoral,
unlawful and unethical to clandestinely record anyone, especially friends and
family members. This scandalous act truly got you slaughtered and put a new slant on
your person. Late evening on December 30, I responded to your vicious internet publications that
attacked me and my family. As you well know, my response was a slam dunk that
hurt you badly and diminished your person. You perhaps deserved what you
got. But my father’s counsel and the love I have for Imade prompted me to recall the
arrow aimed at you. You see, my father raised me well, and I promptly complied
with his advise. I thus deleted all references to the issue of December 29 at
the Airport and apologized to you in particular along with all my fans. I showed
you respect even if u had drunkenly provoked me.
Instead of reciprocating with love and elderly wisdom, you sustained your attack
of me with even more venom and hatefulness. With all due respect for my
dad, I am compelled to speak to your lies and your simulation of grand self-
importance.I am 23 and you are almost 60. Your cousin
has a baby for me. Rather than bring us together as a family, you wished for
glowing embers to come out of cool cucumber. You know damn well how to
grandstand. This is why you instructed your lawyers to put garbage on the internet
in a matter that should be showcased in the court of law. Uncle,
who offended you? Is it Davido, Sophia or Imade? It cannot be my late mum after
whom I named Imade. Is it my gentle dad? Why have you engaged yourself in a bitter
private vendetta with my family? Uncle, you will have your day in court. But
you will soonest be forced to embrace the fact that the crowning glory of your
puffing and pride rests in your stunning emptiness. Again, I dare
you, publish the garbage in your vanity trunk or perish!.
I am 23 and a performing artiste that God immensely blessed and I have joyfully
made good in the industry. I won’t do this forever, and I shall timely step aside in the
nearest future. I have a degree and I am stashing my monies
aside so that I can build a decent future for Imade plus my future wife and family. I
believe as the bible says, “every good gift is from above”. There is nothing better in life
than to tell the truth and pray. May God ever stand by me and deliver to me my
dreams and wishes. May He also deliver to your own children their dreams and
desires. Uncle Dele Momodu, please, please leave me and my family alone even if it is clear,
by God’s will, that you can’t do us a thing. As for me, this is the end of this
conversation. May God lead both of us to the righteous path. I thank you very much.

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