Pop star, Davido, is not a stranger to controversies. There is hardly any week that he isn’t in the news.
Yesterday (Saturday) morning, many of his fans and critics alike woke up to the ‘rude shock’ that the outspoken singer and Chioma had ‘unfollowed’ each other on social media app, Instagram. Immediately, the rumour mills went into overdrive and different tales began to emerge.
A blog, Gist Lovers Blog, claimed that Davido had got a fourth woman pregnant and to keep it secret, the DMW boss reportedly paid the lady a huge sum of money.
A social media user, @cutewalter, wrote, “So Davido and Chioma unfollowed each other on Instagram. See, if Davido and Chioma can break up, then it’s over for love.”
Another person, @UgwunnaEjikem, wrote, “Your parents have been happily married for decades but Chioma and Davido’s two or three year-relationship is your benchmark for what’s true love or what isn’t. Congratulations fan-in-law.”
An engineer, @tolutezzy_ wrote, “Davido wants to distract you all from the case with Goldenboy. I’m not sure him and Chioma have issues.”
However, even as the stories continued flying around, it emerged that the two lovebirds had started following each other again on Instagram.
Days before that, Davido had been in the eye of the storm. A certain Patrick Anyaene, aka King Patrick, the CEO of Goldenboy Entertainment, alleged that he earlier signed DMW artiste, Peruzzi, to his label. He went on to say that Davido gave Peruzzi a deal while the latter still had a contract with Goldenboy Entertainment. He claimed that he invested so much money on Peruzzi but didn’t enjoy the fruits of his labour.
The record label owner also alleged that Peruzzi wrote the song, Fia, when he was still signed to his label. He put out an audio recording of Peruzzi singing the song many years before Davido released his own version of the song. He said other songs released by DMW but owned by him are Ada, Risky and Mind.
In his first reaction to Anyaene’s claims, Davido wrote on his Instagram page, “One of the best things that ever happened to me and my career. So, if there’s a problem, it’s you, my guy.”
Sharing his side of the story, Peruzzi took to Twitter. He wrote, “I spent two years making you understand that I don’t need your money. Come closer, nobody is fighting you. I’m just trying to grow and don’t want to leave you behind. You agree today and it’s all good. Tomorrow, you go crazy again. ‘I know I am bipolar’, you always said. You spent 48 million on the guy you signed before me. That was a failure. Why didn’t you drag him? I offered to send you your money, you said you wanted to collect the money before you sign the agreement. Who does that? So that you’d turn Richard Branson and start telling stories? Countless times, I told you your relationship with David could help your baby record label. Since you had plans to sign other people after me, it would be in your favour to have a strong relationship with these guys. They’re not fighting you. (But) you never listened. He knows all I want to do is write and sing and ‘chop’ this life. I am a music machine. I understand life from a different point. I write a story doesn’t mean it’s mine to tell. I don’t even care who tells it! I already set my soul free by writing the story; It’s not that deep.”
The ‘battle’ has continued to rage on social media and all parties involved aren’t showing signs of retreating anytime soon.