Davido sues Kenyan paper after offensive April Fool’s joke

By Showbiz Reporter                                                                              

Popular Nigerian music megastar Davido was left fuming over an April Fools’ Day joke linking him to drugs by Kenyan papers and has instructed his lawyers to sue.

The prank claimed the Afrobeats heavyweight had been arrested in Kenya after cocaine was discovered on his private jet.

Davido, aged 31, was in the Kenya on his East African tour which he had just completed.

The musician felt offended by the fake report he described as “extremely irresponsible”.

“I have never been arrested by anyone in any country for any crime in the world,” Davido said in a statement on his X handle.

“Not my home Nigeria, my home America, or any of the hundreds of countries I’ve made home throughout my career,” his statement on X, formerly Twitter, continued.

The April Fool’s story – first published by Kenya’s K24 TV on Monday – went viral on social media.

The Nigerian megastar, who had just performed to packed audiences at the Timeless Concert in Kampala and Raha Fest in Nairobi, said it led to him receiving a barrage of calls.

Such was the backlash that Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) tweeted a screengrab of the headline with “Fake News” stamped across it mid-morning on Monday.

“I want to assure my fans that these reports are entirely untrue. I successfully completed my scheduled shows in Uganda and Kenya and have since returned home to Nigeria,” Davido said on Tuesday.

“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.”

K24 TV has not responded to Davido’s move to initiate legal action.

Many Kenyans felt the prank was inappropriate, but some have been commenting on social media that they hope the debacle can be resolved amicably.

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