Nigerian music star Davido’s three-year-old son has apparently drowned at his home, Lagos police said.
The singer, whose real name is David Adeleke, was not home at the time of Ifeanyi’s death on Monday night. The child’s mother, Chioma Rowland, was also absent, according to Lagos Police spokesman Ben Hundeyin.
Authorities are questioning eight of the pop star’s employees who were at the Lagos residence, he added.
Neither parent has spoken publicly about their son’s death just two weeks after Ifeanyi’s third birthday.
The global award-winning musician got engaged to Rowland, a popular chef, in 2019. The couple recently said they plan to get married next year.
Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu mourned Ifeanyi’s death, tweeting that “death leaves a sorrow that no words can heal”.
Peter Obi, one of the leading contenders in next year’s Nigerian presidential election, said he “can’t even begin to imagine the pain” both parents are going through.
“No parents deserve what they’re going through right now,” Nigerian pop star Peter Okoye said of Davido and Rowland in an Instagram post.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/three-year-old-son-of-nigerian-singer-davido-dies-in-suspected-drowning-42111233.html Nigerian singer Davido’s three-year-old son dies after suspected drowning