Nigerian Singer Tiwa Savage Seeks Legal Action Against Davido For Alleged Threats
Renowned Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has taken a significant step by filing a formal petition with the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fayode Adegoke Mustapha, against fellow Afrobeats artist David Adeleke, known as Davido, citing an alleged threat to her safety.
The conflict emerged following a noticeable rift on social media where both artists unfollowed each other on Instagram. Speculations suggest that the fallout was linked to Tiwa Savage’s association with Davido’s former partner, Sophia Momodu, with whom he reportedly has strained relations.
“Hold Davido if harm befalls me” — Tiwa Savage petitions Lagos CP. pic.twitter.com/tOF4FxUwvF
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The situation escalated after Tiwa Savage’s ex-husband, Teebillz, publicly warned Davido against disrespecting his family. This development was followed by Tiwa Savage issuing a statement on social media dated January 9, directed at the police commissioner, detailing her concerns.
In her statement, Tiwa Savage described an incident where she shared content featuring herself and Sophia Momodu on Instagram, which allegedly provoked a hostile response from Davido. She accused him of resorting to “malicious and derogatory words” against her, expressing that Davido was displeased with her maintaining a friendship with Sophia amidst their personal issues.
The singer also shared her concerns about receiving a series of inquiries from mutual connections, pointing out that Davido had been portraying her as the instigator of the conflict. She further claimed that Davido had issued veiled threats, cautioning her to “be careful in Lagos” as he allegedly threatened to cause her harm.
Emphasizing the severity of these allegations, Tiwa Savage expressed that Davido should be held accountable should any harm befall her or her family. This formal complaint marks a critical juncture in the dispute between two of Nigeria’s most prominent music artists, highlighting the complexities of personal relationships within the entertainment industry.
As the matter unfolds, the entertainment community and fans eagerly await further developments, hoping for an amicable resolution between the two celebrated artists.
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