Ifeanyi Adeleke, the son of well-known musician Davido and his fiancée, Chioma Rowland, is said to have passed away, and this has sparked strong feelings.
As of the time this report was filed, information on the circumstances of Ifeanyi’s death was still hazy.
Unconfirmed rumors suggested that Davido’s first child drowned in a swimming pool at his home in the Banana Island district of Lagos State, though this was not confirmed.
After being taken from the pool, the three-year-old boy was reportedly transferred to a hospital in the Lekki district of the state, where one of the attending physicians verified his death.
At the time this article was written, the victim’s family still hadn’t responded to the unfortunate turn of events.
However, Nigerians—especially fans of entertainment—have been incensed and traumatized by the development ever since the news of Ifeanyi’s alleged death became public knowledge.
A number of famous people have sent cryptic remarks that seem to corroborate Ifeanyi’s passing. Among them are the comedians Ayo Makun and Lasisi Elenu, as well as Daddy Freeze, a radio host.
Early on Tuesday, Makun posted on Instagram:
“The death of a child is unnatural, unfair, and tragic, this hit me so bad.”
Early on Tuesday morning, Daddy Freeze went live on Instagram and 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 heart from this pain, strengthen them in such a dark and hurtful time oh Lord.”
Rosemary Afuwape, a reality television personality and actress, wrote on her Instagram account “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 hearts. I am truly sorry for your loss.”
The most popular topic on Twitter as of 1.28 am was rumors of Ifeanyi’s alleged demise.
However, the death rumor started with a now-deleted post made by the actress Eniola Badmus on Monday night.
Nigerians criticized Badmus for disclosing such private information to the public in their responses to her article.