Davido breaks silence on ‘arrest’ in Kenya


Award winning Nigerian artiste, David Adeleke known by his state name ‘Davido’ has refuted claims of being arrested in Kenya.

The singer recently launched a music and arts faculty at the International University of East Africa in Uganda.

He also performed at Raha Fest in Nairobi, Kenya.

Shortly after, rumours surfaced that the award-winning singer was arrested by the anti-narcotics police unit immediately after his performance for alleged drug possession.


Addressing the matter via his Instagram story, the music star described the reports as “false”.

He said he has never been arrested and finds the rumours “irresponsible, even if intended as an “April Fool’s joke”.

He added that his lawyer is taking legal action against the media outlets that “spread the misinformation”.

“Fam, it has come to my attention that false reports regarding an arrest circulated online on April 1st, which has since led to a barrage of calls. I want to assure my fans that these reports are entirely untrue,” he wrote.

“I successfully completed my scheduled shows in Uganda and Kenya and have since returned home in Nigeria.

“I would also like to note that I have never been arrested by anyone in any country for any crime in the world.

“I find the fabrication of allegations of such international crimes extremely irresponsible regardless of the light of ‘April Fools’, and my lawyer is seeking legal recourse against the media parties responsible for generating this misinformation.”

Davido rose to prominence following the release of ‘Dami Duro’ in 2012

With a slew of awards and accolades, Davido has established himself as one of the prominent names in the African music industry.