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Davido Faces More Trouble Over Child Abduction

The family of popular singer, David Adeleke, (aka Davido) and Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation magazine, has released a pathology report showing that the mother of his child, Sophia Momodu, tested positive to cannabis, following child abduction.
The artiste uploaded a scanned copy of the purported medical report from Clina-Lancet Laboratories on Instagram, which thus sparked fresh rounds of reactions from his followers.
Last week, the news media was awash with tales of how the musician’s family had talked Sophia into releasing her breast-sucking child, Imade, for medical examinations, but later suspected she had been tricked, as plans to fly the child out of the country was aborted by immigration at the airport.
Sophia’s lawyer had filed a petition against the Adeleke family for alleged abduction of the child, accusing the singer of planning to travel to the United States with the baby without her mother’s consent. The petition was addressed to the Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
Meanwhile, to prove that his family’s intent was indeed for medical reasons, Davido came out with Sophia’s medical report. The medical report has a footnote which reads; “Sophia’s test that shows for cannabis aka Indian hemp or marijuana which she passed to the baby through breast milk or as second hand smoke.”
However, some of the fans who reacted to the post felt that if there was any medical report of the baby with trace of the drug that could have been more appropriate for the singer’s claim.
In the same vein, spokesperson of the Momodu family, Dele Momodu, is of the view that the medical report does not hold water. He said that since the case has been taken to court, he is constraint to say much.
Sebi he sent you report. Do you know what the other people have? If you go to court for example, you will have your own documents; the other people will have their own document so there is no hurry. If they’ve invited both parties, when we get there, we will see the documents. When we get there, we will see whether they are false. I’m not allowed to speak on it. The lawyers are already involved,” he said.
On whether they will be pressing fresh charges, Momodu said: “I don’t know what the lawyers will decide. That is why I can’t comment on the issue. The Adelekes are free to do whatever they want. I think what they are trying to do is to justify what they did but once they were accosted at the airport, it was no longer within my control.”
Sophia Momodu’s lawyer, Gbolaga Ajayi, has also insinuated that the medical report circulating on the internet is a suspicious document.
Speaking, Ajayi said; “we are seeing that report for the first time, therefore it is hard for us to verify its genuineness. In Nigeria, people fabricate documents from everywhere. So that document itself is suspicious to us because the lady involved, our client, has never been given that medical report before. Curiously, no competent medical laboratory will give your report to a third party without giving you at least a copy.”
However, Ajayi said that if indeed the report is correct, the public circulation is a violation of his client’s privacy. “We know the meaning of that in the law. The legal implication is very grave.
It is very grave both on the part of the party that did it and the party that solicited for it. Three, there is no place in that report that I’ve seen thus far where any issue of cannabis use by our client having effect on the baby was mentioned,” he added.
There are indications that, going by the incident of the purported medical report, Davido might face a separate suit bothering on the civil right of Sophia. “It is an abuse and rape of somebody’s right to privacy. It is a constitutional issue. Our reaction to it will be in line with what the civil law demands,” Ajayi stated.
There is no gainsaying that the issue of marriage between Davido and Sophia is not in the equation, but what many are concerned about his the attempt to forcefully separate mother and child in a controversial manner.
Davido has said that Sophia’s pregnancy came as an accident, as he was not ready to be a father yet.
According to him, “when the second trimester of Sophia’s pregnancy was closing, she announced that she was in the family way. My mind was bemused, and so was my soul confused. But I quickly realised 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,” he posted alongside the photograph.

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Sprite triple slam rocks celebrity basketball Face off 2
Sprite Triple Slam took over the sidelines of the Faceoff Celebrity Basketball event, organized by Playcentre  Nigeria, which held at the Landmark Events Centre, Lagos recently.

The star-studded event featured A-list Nigerian musicians including Paul Okoye of P-square, R&B crooner, Darey Art-Alade, Mavin’s crew henchman, Dr. Sid and Afro Hip-hop star, Sound Sultan, who teamed up to compete against one of Nigeria’s leading basketball teams, the Lagos Islanders.  

Other celebrities in attendance included Vector tha Viper, Dr Sid, D’ Prince, Chidinma, Ikechukwu, Beat Fm’s Jimmie, N6 of Cool Fm, Praiz, Vixen, Ace, JJC,  Saeon, Push X, Sarz, Flexx, Tee Billz, Sweet J of Harlem Globe trotters.
While celebrities turned up the court inside the Hall, Sprite was the headline celebrity off the court as it engaged attendees with its popular Sprite Triple Slam activation. The engagement saw consumers showing off their skills in basketball, rap and dance moves before the main event officially kicked off. Dance moves from the Sprite cheerleaders was indeed a nice side attraction as event attendees sipped on ice-cold bottles of Sprite. 

Speaking about the event, singer-song writer and recording artiste, Sound Sultan, who had participated  in the first edition of the a Sprite Triple Slam event in 1998 said that, “Through Sprite Triple Slam, Sprite is effectively propping up the local Basketball League by providing a platform for the discovery of new talents. I am passionate about the game and it is gratifying to know that it is receiving the support of The Coca-Cola Company.” 

Upcoming Rapper, Zlatan Ibile, who entertained the audience with his freestyle rap disclosed that, "For many young Nigerians, Sprite Triple Slam is not just a fun event; it has helped many talented teens and young adults improve their basketball, dance and rap skills. I'm sure in the long run, this will contribute positively to the country’s performance in competitive basketball while enriching the talent-base of the rapidly growing music industry.”

Commenting on the night’s Sprite Triple Slam performances and Sprite sponsorship of the Faceoff Celebrity Basketball event, Senior Brand Manager, Flavours, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Toyin Nnodi, said that Sprite is committed to enabling its consumers bring to life their true passions and ability for self-expression. 
"Hip-hop has been a key element of the Sprite essence for many decades and through our Sprite Triple Slam platform, the brand actively sparks up the creativity inherent in young people," he stated.
This year, Sprite Triple Slam toured a total of seven Nigerian universities, providing excited campus students in Benin, Ibadan, Calabar, Enugu, Owerri,  Port-Harcourt, and Lagos, the opportunity to engage with the brand through its unique platform.


Eva Presh, nation's youngest music sensation set to rock music scene

Eva Presh with 2 Face Idibia at the Felabration concert
She is just ten years old, but Eva Presh, Nigeria's youngest rapper and new music sensation, has the talent and stage craft of a much older artiste. This much was on display at the recently held Felabration Concert at The Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos. 
The youngster, not only opened the show, she also closed it, to the admiration of the audience as well as fellow artistes including 2Face Idibia who was visibly entralled by her performance.
The young artiste not only sings and dances, but composes her songs as well. Her inspiration for her music, she revealed comes from her environment. "I compose my songs from story books, novels, events and what people say and do around. And especially in my quiet moment," she said.
On her love for music, Eva enthused: "I love music because it brings harmony and happiness. Music makes me happy, makes people around happy and it sends messages to the world. An example is my new track titled: 'Join me dance for Nigeria' I'm so far the world's youngest rapper and dancer. I started singing at the age of 9. I sing at birthday parties and shows such as LTV end of year party and others.                   
"I released my first hit track titled 'God is bigger than my enemies at ten years old. It was released on September 1 while the video came out on September 5."
Since hitting the music scene, Eva has performed in many shows and competitions in the country including the GCGT show and the Felabration concert which held recently in Lagos.
Her role models in the music industry include Nicki Minaj- "the way she raps, swags, styles and so on- 2Face and P-Square. "2Face is like a father to all musicians because he loves and easily promotes people when you come to him. We met at FELABRATION and he played with me. I love P-Square because they are good dancers and am also a dancer, but my main man in dance is Chris Brown."  
On her experience in the entertainment industry so far, she confessed: "Well, it has not been easy for me as an upcoming artiste; you need to be in numerous shows, have your songs and video on radio and t.v. stations, and so on. I hope to be signed by a record label soon; that's my desire. I promise any record label that signs me that I won't disappoint them. I'll make them proud," she vowed. 

While her brand of music is gospel, she also sings secular music too. "I sing secular songs to send out messages to people and my fellow kids," she said.

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