After the passing of his newborn son Ifeanyi, RAPPER Davido has endured a great deal of grief.
The three-year-old kid of the Atlanta-born singer was discovered dead in his Lagos, Nigeria residence.
What happened to Ifeanyi, Davido’s son?
Local media outlets indicate that on November 1, 2022, young Ifeanyi sadly drowned in a swimming pool at his apartment on Banana Island.
Davido and Chioma Rowland were apparently out at the time, but a number of staff people were present at the residence.
Ifeanyi, who was born in 2019, was reportedly submerged underwater prior to being discovered by cleaning personnel.
The Lagos State Police Command stated that eight employees have been detained for interrogation in relation to the death of the teen. A spokesperson for the police informed the Daily Post: “Domestic staff from Davido’s residence have been transported to the police station to provide their own accounts of the incident.
“If, following their individual accounts of what transpired and preliminary investigations, any of them are determined to be responsible, they will now be arrested.”
Ifeanyi passed away on October 20, three days after his third birthday.
In a touching message accompanied by two photographs of Ifeanyi, Davido wrote: “I fervently want God to bring you perfect health and unadulterated joy for as long as humanly possible. You will surpass me in greatness. Happy birthday, son.
According to a source close to the family, the three-year-old was submerged for an extended amount of time.
They stated, “The youngster was submerged for too long, and he was rescued and transported to the hospital.”
It was too late by the time they rushed him to Lagoon Hospital.
Several celebs sent their condolences hours after the news surfaced.
Tuesday morning, in an Instagram post, the Nigerian actor Ayo Makun wrote, “The death of a kid is unnatural, unfair, and heartbreaking; this affected me so deeply.”
Lasisi Elenu, a comedian, also wrote: “Father, heal your children’s hearts from this pain, oh Lord, strengthen them at such a dark and painful period.”
The family has not yet commented on Ifeanyi’s passing.
Who is Davido?
David Adeleke, also known as Davido, was born on November 21, 1992.
He is largely regarded as one of the most successful Nigerian musicians in history.
The artist, who was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, began releasing songs in 2011, blending traditional African themes with global mainstream pop.
In 2012, his smash tune Dami Duro earned him critical acclaim and The Headies’ Next Rated Award.
He released a succession of successful singles between 2013 and 2015 before securing a contract with Sony Music in 2016.
Later, he established the musical company Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), through which he signed several Nigerian artists including Dremo, Mayorkun, Peruzzi, and Liya.
As of this writing, he has released four albums and collaborated with artists including Chris Brown and Lil Baby.
Additionally, he appears in the soundtrack for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Who is Chioma, Ifeanyi’s mother?
According to local media, Ifeanyi’s mother Chioma Rowland has been dating musician Davido for several years.
Despite her partner’s rise to fame, she has tended to remain out of the spotlight.
Davido confessed to supporters that he intended to wed Chioma in 2023 just weeks before her son’s death.
In an Instagram post, the Nigerian pastor located in the United Kingdom, Tobi Adegboyega, OBO, announced that the wedding would take place next year.
In the video, Adegboyega referred to Chioma as “Our wife, our actual wife,” while Davido added, “100%, going down, 2023.”