Davido to Sue Over Kenyan April Fool’s Joke

Nigerian music star Davido has taken legal action after an April Fool’s prank went awry. The hoax falsely claimed that the Afrobeats icon was detained in Kenya following the discovery of cocaine on his private jet.

Davido, aged 31 and fresh from an East African tour, denounced the fabricated story as “highly irresponsible” and has instructed his attorneys to pursue the matter.

“I have never been arrested by anyone in any country for any crime in the world,” he said on social media.

“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.

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The tale released on Monday by Kenya’s K24 TV for April Fool’s Day quickly gained traction across social media platforms.

Following his electrifying performances at the Timeless Concert in Kampala and Raha Fest in Nairobi, the Nigerian superstar found himself inundated with a flurry of calls as a result.

The backlash was so intense that Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) intervened, tweeting a screenshot of the headline marked with “Fake News” in bold letters during the late 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 yet to address Davido’s decision to pursue legal action.

While numerous Kenyans deemed the prank unsuitable, others on social media have expressed their desire for a peaceful resolution to the situation.