We Paid Him $94,600, Booked Private Jet Worth $18,000, But He Never Showed Up – Ex-NFF Boss Pinnick Calls Davido Out


The former president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has called out Afrobeat singer David Adeleke, aka Davido, for refusing to attend an event despite being paid $94,600.

The former NFF boss slammed Davido, saying if he is a big boy, there are bigger boys in the industry that beat him.

It was gathered that Pinnick made the claims during the 19th edition of the Warri Again show.

According to Vanguard, Pinnick also asserted that the event organizers had also booked a private jet worth $18,000 for his appearance at the event, but he still didn’t show up.

The former NFF boss said his failure to show up made the organisers replace him with another act, Shallipopi.

Pinnick said “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.”