Famous Nigerian afrobeat star, David Adeleke, known by his stage name, Davido is currently trending on Nigerian social media due to the news that the singer and his fiancee, Chioma Rowland, have lost their son, Ifeanyi.
The news emanated from popular Nigerian actress and close friend of the singer, Eniola Badmus, in a now-deleted tweet.
However, Davido or anyone from his camp had yet to react to the development hours after the news of Ifeanyi’s death flooded social media.
Efforts to get first-hand info on the issue proved abortive as a call to the singer’s manager, Asa Asika, were declined.
According to reports, on Monday, the three-year-old boy drowned in a pool at his father’s house in their Banana Island home.
OnlinePikin also gathered that the domestic staff at the singer’s residence, tasked with looking after his son, Ifeanyi had been arrested.
The inconsolable singer was said to have been moved from the hospital his ‘late’ son was rushed to and taken to his father’s house.
However, Nigerians have taken to their various social media accounts to pray for the family while wishing that the news is not true.
British rapper and singer, Stephanie Victoria Allen, better known by her stage name Stefflon Don, took to her verified Twitter account to pray for the singer. She tweeted, “Prayers for Davido and Chioma.”
Prayers up for Chioma and Davido 🙏🏾❤️
— 1DON (@stefflondon) November 1, 2022
Another user of the microblogging app, @CruzNwachukwu wrote, “Until Davido tweets about it, I’m not believing anything God abeg oh, Ifeanyi can’t be gone so soon.”(sic)
Until Davido tweets about it, I'm not believing anything
God abeg oh, Ifeanyi can't be gone so soon 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/uYeZfWuLMD
— God Abeg 🍥 (@CruzNwachukwu) October 31, 2022
Dr Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed also tweeted, “I pray what we hearing about Davido’s son tonight is not true.”
I pray what we hearing about Davido’s son tonight is not true. 💔
— Dr Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed (STAN) #ObiDatti2023 (@Naija_Activist) October 31, 2022
However, some tweeps are saying the three-year-old is alive.
The Twitter user Gbosewo Of Lagos via his handle @gbosewo407 stated that the young lad is fine as he has spoken with Davido. He wrote, “But people sha, always fast to spread bad news I just spoke with @davido now and he confirmed Infeayi is very fine now and still receiving treatments.”(sic)
But people sha, always fast to spread bad news
I just spoke with @davido now and he confirmed Infeayi is very fine now and still receiving treatments
— Gbosewo Of Lagos (@gbosewo407) October 31, 2022