Amaju Pinnick to Davido: I paid you $94,600, $18,000 and you refused to perform at my event, I will show you


There is an imminent crisis in Nigeria’s entertainment industry as former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has threatened to show Afrobeats star and popular singer, David Adeleke (Davido), who is bigger.
“If he says he’s a big boy, we will tell him we are bigger than him”.


A furious Pinnick was reacting to a breach of contract by Davido who refused to show up at his (Pinnick) event after being paid $94,600 and $18,000 to charter a private jet.

But in a swift reaction, Davido said on X that nobody could stop him from performing anywhere in Nigeria, assuring his fans in Warri that he would be in the city soon.

“Nobody can stop me from performing anywhere in Nigeria… Warri I will see you soon,” he wrote.
Davido also posted a picture of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), logo with the caption; “Make I no talk”.

Pinnick, a FIFA Executive Member speaking on Friday during the 19th edition of Warri Again, claimed that the organisers also booked a private jet for $18,000 for the ‘Unavailable Crooner’ but that he never showed up.

He said the organisers had to shop for another artiste, Shallipopi, as the replacement.
“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 find another artiste, Shallipopi.
Burna Boy

“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?
Ali Baba

“We have stars aplenty in Warri. Nobody is bigger than Warri,” he said.


  1. If Burna Boy is bigger than him (Davido), why didn’t they invite him (Burna Boy)? “Nobody is bigger than Warri.” Imagine that statement! Mtcheew…


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