Nigerian singer-songwriter Davido has mentioned he’s taking authorized motion after an April Fools article mentioned he had been arrested for drug offences.

The favored Afrobeats singer, 31, mentioned in an announcement on X that he had obtained a “barrage of calls” after the story – which claimed he had been detained after cocaine was discovered on his non-public jet – went viral.

“I discover the fabrication of allegations of such worldwide crimes extraordinarily irresponsible whatever the mild of ‘April Fools’,” he wrote.

The three-time Grammy Award nominee added that the stories had been “completely unfaithful” and that he has since returned house to Nigeria after performing in Uganda and Kenya.

He continued: “I’ve by no means been arrested by anybody in any nation for any crime on the planet.

“Not my house Nigeria, my house America, or any of the a whole bunch of nations I’ve made house all through my profession.”

Davido, whose actual title is David Adedeji Adeleke, ended the assertion by saying: “My lawyer is looking for authorized recourse in opposition to media events liable for producing this misinformation.”

The prank story – which was first printed by K24 TV – was additionally dubbed as “faux information” by Kenya’s directorate of felony investigations, who posted the story on social media.

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The story seems to have been deleted from the K24 TV web site and social media web page.

Davido is very thought to be some of the essential Afrobeats artists of the twenty first century – alongside Burna Boy and Wizkid.

In 2019 he performed a sold-out present at London’s O2 Enviornment, changing into the primary solo African artist to take action after Wizkid the 12 months earlier than.

Sky Information has contacted K24 TV for remark.


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