Nigerian business mogul, politician and entertainment personality Dele Momodu has responded to Davido’s constant jibes in his songs and during stage performances. Few months ago, the 23-year-old singer featured in the remix of Humble Smith’s ‘Osinachi’ track – where he boastfully sang “Dele na my boy”.
Last week, Davido uploaded a video on his IG page where a massive crowd was heard chanting ‘Dele na my boy’. While some fans found it funny and entertaining – others thought it was disrespectful to 56 year old Momodu.
In a recent interview with Joy TV Ghana, Momodu said he doesn’t feel disrespected by Davido’s antics. According to him, the singer is like a son to him and they are connected for life because he has a baby with his cousin, Sophie Momodu.
Mr Dele added that the singer has to sell records and it’s only natural for him to create controversies in his lyrics to get fans to buy his music. But he also pointed out that sometimes fans can mislead artistes into thinking they are doing (or singing) the right thing.
“I have never responded to any of Davido’s comments, this is the first time I would do that. After ‘Osinachi remix’ video, I called his father… Success is a very tough thing to manage, and your fans can mislead you sometimes.
“I know that what he is doing is what most artists do all over the world, to sell their record, so you have to create controversy. I don’t think David will see me face-to-face and say I’m his boy. I’m his father.
“Even the video. That’s what is selling his record, and I’m very comfortable with it. Why will I fight my own child? I can’t fight him. Now, we’re connected together for life through that baby. I can never fight David. He is too small to me.”
“He didn’t call me a thief, he called me a boy. Why should I react to something that’s not true, do I look like anybody’s boy? That would mean I’m childish.”
Watch the interview below..