Nigerian singer, Davido, has opened up about his enduring grief for his late son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, who tragically died last year.
KanyiDaily recalls that Davido’s three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke died on October 31, 2022, after he drowned in a swimming pooling in his father’s house in Banana Island, Lagos.
During a recent interview with Omega, Davido revealed that he misses Ifeanyi daily and the sorrow of his son’s demise still brings tears to his eyes every morning.
He said despite the widespread anticipation that his latest album, ‘Timeless,’ would reflect a somber tone due to this tragic loss, he opted for “bangers” and lively songs.
In his commitment to remain resilient for his son’s mother and wife, Chioma Rowland whom he considers his primary responsibility, the singer said he feels compelled to exhibit strength for his global fanbase.
Davido firmly believes that Ifeanyi and his late mother, Mrs. Veronica Adeleke, are joyously dancing to his melodies in the realms above.
He said, “I miss him (Ifeanyi) every day, there’s tears coming out of my eyes every morning, you don’t have to see it.
“I look at myself in the mirror and I said apart from it just being about me, I know how many people love me, I know how many people are depending on me.
“My son up there is looking down at me. Apart from me being strong for his mom, which is my primary responsibility, I have to be strong for the world.
“A lot of people thought the album was just going to be a lot of sad songs, we gave them bangers on bangers.
“My son is dancing and my mom is dancing in heaven. So for people to see that it’s possible to stand up again and be able to work, it’s only God.
“Those were one of the things that and my wife relied on, God is real. Then everything just aligned back, we performed better, business is better.”
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Meanwhile, Nigerian investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo recently made a controversial comment regarding the tragic death of Davido’s son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.