Why I Took Legal Action Against Fake News of My Arrest – Davido

Superstar Afrobeat singer, Davido Adeleke recounts how his father, Adedeji Adeleke, urged him to take legal action against a Kenyan media, K24 for their April Fools‘ Day prank about his arrest.

On April 1st, K24 published a fake story on their website claiming that Davido was arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The report alleged that illegal drugs were found on his private plane following his performance at Kenya’s Raha Festival.

Initially, many dismissed the prank due to its timing on April Fool’s Day. However, the article gained traction, leading to attention from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), who labelled it as a hoax.

Despite initially considering letting the matter slide, Davido changed his mind after his father intervened. Adedeji Adeleke expressed concerns about the damaging impact of the false news on Davido’s reputation, as well as potential security issues during his travels to other countries.

In a TikTok video shared by @musicindustryblueprint, Davido acknowledged his father’s advice and decision to pursue legal action against the media outlet responsible for spreading the misinformation.

In his words;

“My dad was calling me like, ‘Where are you at?’ I was like, ‘I am home’. He’s like, what’s this? And I see it on the net, and at first I was like, no, I am not going to report it.

“Just let it go. It’s April Fools. Then my dad was like ‘no because you can fly a plane to any country now and then they bring 20 police to check you’…I haven’t seen that type of drug in my life.

“So yeah, I am taking legal action because it might just go the wrong way if we just don’t.”

Watch the video below …

@musicindustryblueprint #Davido on taking legal action after an #AprilFools Joke. #artistbranding #musicbusinesstips #musicbusiness101 #afrobeats #Uganda #Kenya ♬ original sound – Music Industry Blueprint

Source: Ngnews247.com

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