Amaju Pinnick, the former president of the NFF, said that Davido broke his promise to perform after being paid 94,600 dollars. Davido has responded to these allegations.
The multi-award-winning artist and performer Davido has addressed the accusations made by the former NFF president Amaju Pinnick during the 19th edition of the Warri Again event on Friday, October 6, 2023, in a series of postings on his social media account.
The FIFA Executive Member said that while organizers had set up a $18,000 private plane for Davido, he eventually chose not to participate for the 19th edition of Warri Again on Friday. Shallipopi had to be found as a replacement artist as a result.
Amaju Pinnick had said at the event, “We paid Davido $94,600 on the 6th of April. We paid $18,000 for his plane. If he says he’s a big boy, we will tell him we are bigger than him. I’m not joking. So, while he was playing his games back and forth, we decided to hunt to find another artiste, Shallipopi. You see, when people say they are big, I’m amazed. Is Burna Boy not the biggest artiste in Nigeria today? Burna Boy is half Itsekiri. Burna Boy’s paternal grandmother is Itsekiri. So, he’s bigger than him (Davido). Is there anyone bigger than RMD in the acting industry? Or someone bigger than Ali Baba in the comedy industry? We have stars aplenty in Warri. Nobody is bigger than Warri.”
Davido responded directly to this accusation by sharing them on his social media site X today. Here is a response:
NOBODY CAN STOP ME FROM PERFORMING-ANYWHERE IN NIGERIA … WARRI I WILL SEE YOU SOON . ❤️
— Davido (@davido) October 7, 2023