David Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr., the son of well-known musician Davido and his fiancée, Chioma Rowland, is said to have passed away, and this has sparked strong feelings.
As of the time, this report was filed, information on the circumstances of Ifeanyi’s death was still hazy.
Unconfirmed rumors suggested that Davido’s first child drowned in a swimming pool at his home in the Banana Island district of Lagos State, though this was not confirmed.
After being taken from the pool, the three-year-old boy was reportedly transferred to a hospital in the Lekki district of the state, where one of the attending physicians verified his death.
As of the time this account was submitted, the victim’s family had not yet responded to the unfortunate news.
But since the supposed death of Ifeanyi became public knowledge, Nigerians—especially fans of entertainment—have been horrified and traumatized by the news.
Celebrities have shared cryptic remarks that seem to corroborate Ifeanyi’s passing. Among them are radio host Daddy Freeze, comedians Ayo Makun and Lasisi Elenu, and others.
Makun, in an Instagram post early Tuesday, wrote, “The death of a child is unnatural, unfair, and tragic, this hit me so bad.”
Daddy Freeze, who went live on Instagram in the early hours of Tuesday morning said, “When the person you love is someone involved it becomes a heavy emotional burden. I am not confirming anything but bear with me I will not be live tonight.”
Lasisi Elenu also posted, “Father heal your children’s hearts from this pain, strengthen them in such a dark and hurtful time oh Lord.”
Reality TV star and actress, Rosemary Afuwape, said on her Instagram story, “My heart can’t take this. This is so painfully unbearable. Chioma and Davido please accept my condolences. No amount of words can comfort your heart. I am truly sorry for your loss.”
Ifeanyi’s alleged death was the most popular subject on Twitter as of 1.28 am.
However, the death rumor was first mentioned in a now-deleted late-Monday post by the actress Eniola Badmus.
In response to Badmus’ article, Nigerians criticized her for disclosing such private information to the public.
Both his parents, Davido and Chioma are having a very hard time coping with this irreversible loss.
David Ifeanyi Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on November 21, 1992. His music fuses worldwide pop with traditional African themes.
Following the release of “Dami Duro,” the second single from his first studio album Omo Baba Olowo, Davido took home the Next Rated Award at the 2012 Headies. He recorded several successful singles between 2013 and 2015, and in January 2016, he agreed to a record deal with Sony Music.
He subsequently established the record company Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), which has signed artists like Mayorkun, Liya, Peruzzi, and Dremo.
Davido and Sony’s RCA Records inked a record deal in July 2016. His five-track EP Son of Mercy, which included the singles “Gbagbe Oshi,” “How Long,” and “Coolest Kid in Africa,” was released in October 2016. Due to concerns with creative control, Davido renegotiated his contract with Sony in April 2017.
Chioma, his mother is a chef and an Instagram model. She is on Instagram as @thechefchi where she often posts her works and her children.
Ifeanyi was from Nigeria. He celebrates his birthday on October 20 every year. His zodiac as per his date of birth is Libra. He was among the 3 children of Chioma. Hailey Veronica Adeleke and Aurora Imade Adeleke are his other 2 siblings. His other relative is Adewale Adleke.