“Ur Papa” – Davido Reacts as Music Producer, Napji Called Him Out Over Alleged Unpaid Royalties

Afrobeats superstar David Adeleke, better known as Davido, got into a fight with music producer Napji about alleged unpaid royalties.

The drama began on April 23rd, 2024, when Napji took to Instagram and X to accuse Davido of failing to pay him for his work on the tracks “Fem,” “Jowo,” and “Sunlight” from the 2020 album “A Better Time.”

Napji claimed that he had only got an advance of N500k for each song, totaling N1.5 million.

However, he reaffirmed his rights to revenues and publication credits, targeting his demands directly at Davido by naming him in the Instagram post.

He promised to offer additional information as he pursued what he felt was owed to him in terms of compensation.

He wrote:

“I am Napji, producer behind Fem, Jowo and sunlight on @davido album (A better time). Which was released 13th November 2020.”

“I was paid an advance of 500 thousand naira for each of the songs. I will be releasing more information as I seek to collect my royalties & publishing”.

Upon seeing Napji’s public call-out, Davido swiftly responded on his verified Instagram and Twitter accounts with a curt dismissal, simply stating,

“Ur Papa.”

Reacting to Davido’s response;

One @ceezee_singz wrote: “Pay that man if you owe him, Y’all stop this cheating stuff, producers are the reason why that song is a hit .. Pay them what’s due to em and stop being greedy, Pay him if you owe him.”

manuel_de_stallion wrote: “U dey insult person wey make you who u are today. Omo this Davido too be ungrateful shaa.”

mgodia123 wrote: “Davido no dey really gree for anybody again oh.”

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