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Celebrity Crimes | Davido’s Bodyguard Receives Stab Wounds in Night Club Brawl Over Misplaced Davido ATM Card

By now, many of you have probably heard of the altercation that occurred at a Lagos night club involving prominent Nigerian artist Davido, his crew and DJ Jaydee. I find it interesting that Davido always seems to attract these kinds of troubles.

Below are two renditions of the facts:

(Davido’s management/press team released the statement below)

The facts: DJ Jaydee of Grotto stabbed Davido’s bodyguards, evades police

Falsified accounts of a recent incident at the Grotto club on Sunday have made the rounds. Davido’s Management hereby wishes to clear the air on them with the statement below.

After a successful outing at a recent concert on Sunday November 3 at Eko Hotels, popular musician Davido headed to the Grotto Nightclub on Victoria Island. After a brief stay at the club, Davido and his crew proceeded to his vehicle outside to head home. Upon entering the vehicle, he realized that his ATM card was missing. His body guard Tijani Olamilekan Ogbeide better known as Teejay got down from the vehicle to search for the ATM card in the club.

Upon alighting, he was accosted by an already drunk ‘DJ Jide Jay Dee’who had in his hand a champagne flute. This DJ Jaydee informed Teejay that he had the ATM card in his hand and would like to personally deliver it to Davido. Teejay politely asked him to hand over the ATM card as it was clear that Davido was right in his view in his car. DJ Jaydee refused to hand over the card without payment and instead proceeded to shout that he knew who Davido was personally and that he [DJ Jaydee]was a known person in Lagos. Teejay refusd him access to Davido which led DJ Jaydee to throw the ATM card on the ground in anger. As Teejay bent to retrieve the card, DJ Jaydee stabbed him in the neck with the champagne flute he was holding. An oblivious Teejay threw him off his back and proceeded to return the ATM card to Davido. As he was entering the car to leave, one of the occupants noticed the stab wounds and called his attention to the blood. Teejay promptly alighted from the car and went to confront DJ Jaydee who was still yelling outside.DjJaydee apparently not done with his violence stabbed the bodyguard a second time, this time on his hands and ran off into the club. Teejay searched for him to no avail and left the club soon after.

Tijani Olamilekan Ogbeide has since reported the matter to the police and they have been to the club to invite DJ Jaydee for questioning. Grotto has been unable to deliver DJ Jaydee to the police, instead malicious and falsified accounts of the incident have found their way on social media portals being championed of course by sources intent on casting vile aspersions on Davido and his bodyguard Teejay. DjJaydee is yet to surface.Tijani Olamilekan Ogbeide has pressed charges to this effect.

Davido’s management categorically refutes all the allegations of violence as insinuated by some. Teejay was carrying out his job by restricting access to Davido from an unknown and obviously inebriated and violent individual. He performed his duties as bodyguard and instead of resorting to violence, followed the dictates of the law.Members of the public and fans should please note that Davido was not present at this unfortunate incident that occurred that night as erroneously reported in a few quarters.

Thank You.”


An excerpt of the other side of the story as reported on Ladun Liadi Blogspot

“[O]n Sunday night after performing at a major concert, Davido and his team left for Nu Grotto night club on the Island to have fun but it all turned out bitter. It was gathered that Davido was having fun with his friends when his ATM card fell off from him. The club Dj, JD who saw the card picked it up and wanted to return it to him, but his bouncer prevented him. JD got angry and called the bouncer names. Apparently, the bouncer couldn’t take it and landed some hot slaps on JD whose height is 4’4, while he is 6’1 and that was how the whole ‘war’ started.

The 4’4 JD broke a bottle and stabbed the 6’1 bouncer immediately. The bouncer who was already bleeding got hold of some bottles and started flinging it around in the club apparently when JD escaped. Some properties where damaged and some fun seekers also got injured in the process. One of them, Mrs Anderson who goes by the name, @Isnitched4Oreos on twitter and has a very interesting twitter page which most of you will love tweeted at Davido the following morning, about how she’s already working so hard to sue him. . .”

What are your thoughts on this battery and assault criminal case, if any?


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1 Comment

  1. Benny says:

    LMAO at the eyewitness twitter name – @Isnitched4Oreos. She has lost all credibility. Bhahahahahah!

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