This is the most difficult news. Ifeanyi Adeleke, the 3-year-old son of Music star, Davido, and his fiancee, Chioma Rowland is dead.
The tragic death occurred on Monday, October 31. Ifeanyi died by drowning at his dad’s Banana Island home. He was rushed to Evercare Hospital in Lekki where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The couple had reportedly travelled for a family gathering to Ibadan yesterday and had left Ifeanyi with his minders who can’t explain how he entered the pool without being noticed and drowned.
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It was gathered that quite a number of people at Davido’s House when the incident happened have been arrested.
A distraught and inconsolable Davido was removed from Evercare Hospital and taken to his father’s house where he remains at press time.
Quite a number of Davido’s industry friends are at the hospital this night. But, the victim’s family had yet to react to the tragic development as of the time this report was filed.
This is so sad. May God give Davido and Chioma the fortitude to bear this deep loss.
Meanwhile, emotions have been high over the death of Ifeanyi Adeleke. Since the news of Ifeanyi’s rumored death became public knowledge, Nigerians, particularly entertainment lovers, had been outraged and traumatised by the development.
A number of celebrities have posted cryptic messages that appear to confirm the death of Ifeanyi. Some of these are comedians Ayo Makun and Lasisi Elenu, and radio personality Daddy Freeze among 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.”
As of 1.28 am, news of Ifeanyi’s rumored death was the most trending topic on Twitter.
The rumored death, however, emanated from a now-deleted post from actress, Eniola Badmus, late Monday.