Davido Responds to Pinnick’s ‘No Show’ Accusation: “Nobody Can Stop Me from Performing Anywhere”
Renowned Nigerian singer, Davido, engaged in a subtle exchange with former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, following accusations by the football administrator that Davido had failed to honor a performance commitment in Warri, Delta State, despite receiving a substantial payment of $94,600.
Pinnick, speaking during the 19th edition of ‘Warri Again’ on Friday, disclosed that the event’s organizers had not only paid the singer handsomely but had also chartered a private jet for an additional $18,000. However, Davido never made an appearance, prompting the organizers to secure the services of another artist, Shallipopi.
“We disbursed $94,600 to Davido on April 6th, along with an $18,000 outlay for his private jet,” Pinnick revealed.
Undeterred, Pinnick emphasized that the stature of an artist does not overshadow the rich talent pool in Warri, and he cited prominent figures such as Burna Boy, RMD in the acting industry, and Ali Baba in comedy to support his point.
“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,” he asserted.
In what appeared to be a response, Davido took to X to assert his ability to perform anywhere in Nigeria, assuring his Warri fans of an impending visit.
“Nobody can stop me from performing anywhere in Nigeria… Warri, I will see you soon,” he declared. He accompanied this statement with a post featuring the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) logo, captioned, “Make I no talk.”