Veteran film maker, Dr. Ola Balogun, via a letter to the Nation earlier today, expressed disappointment, and condemned in totality, the role played by Ovation magazine boss, Dele Momodu, in the Davido baby mama saga. He also charged Sophia Momodu to get a job to support her lifestyle, and not turn Davido into an Automated Teller Machine, ATM.
Dele Momodu has however, replied Mr. Balogun, asking him to join others in reconciling the families, instead of pouring petrol into the conflagration.
“It is disheartening that while many well-meaning Nigerians have stepped in to intervene in the face-off between music superstar, Mr David Adeleke, aka Davido, and the mother of his baby Ms Sophia Momodu, my cousin, a senior citizen and filmmaker, Dr Ola Balogun, has chosen to cast aspersions on me for reasons best known to both of us. In a well-circulated comment he made in newspapers and on social media, on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, Dr. Balogun maliciously attacked Sophia and I, without caring to find out what led to the present debacle.
I had the highest regards for Dr. Balogun, and had always responded to his calls and text messages to my London line most times. I wish to apologise to him publicly if I have not been able to attend to his certain demands, but it is regrettable that he would retaliate through this vengeful manner. Though I bear the same title of Bashorun with my late mentor, Chief Moshood Abiola, I’m just an ordinary journalist of very modest means.
Let me assure Dr. Balogun that elders like him have brokered peace between the families, and by the grace of God, we should have good news sooner than later.
Dr. Balogun should please bury whatever animosity he has against me, and join others in reconciling the families, instead of pouring petrol into the conflagration.