Davido went 'mad and wanted to run into the streets' after hearing son's death

Davido is reported to be broken and inconsolable over the death of his son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.

Davido and son

The Nigerian singer's son passed on yesterday after he reportedly drowned in a pool at home. “The boy was inside water for too long and they pulled him out and rushed him to the hospital,” a family source told


By the time they rushed him to Lagoon Hospital it was already too late," the source said under anonymity to await an official statement

A report by detailing how the incident happened said "the Nanny was with Ifeanyi and the Chef came to join them. The Nanny was said to have moved slightly away to receive a call. When she returned, she couldn’t find Ifeanyi and assumed he was with the Chef but the Chef said he had left Ifeanyi with her".

The source close to the heart-breaking incident who spoke to the website added that "they began to frantically look for Ifeanyi all over the house for close to 20 mins until a security guard spotted him in the pool. No one could explain how the boy got in the pool."

Davido and Chioma travelled to another state and left their son behind. The lovers are said to have returned from their trip to the devastating news which broke them down totally.

"Davido ran mad. He literally removed his clothes and wanted to run into the streets. He was held back. He and Chioma are inconsolable," the source told LIB.

The report adds that "all friends, staff and colleagues have been banned from visiting Davido's father's house where he and Chioma are held."

So far, the Nigeria police arrested eight workers at Davido's home, including Ifeanyi's nanny. Lagos Police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed that the drowning happened at Davido’s residence.

According to him an investigation into the matter has commenced. “Yes, we have invited eight people over the death of his son,” Hundeyin said.

The singer and the mother of his son, Chioma Rowland, recently marked their son’s third birthday on October 20. Whilst the family is yet to issue a statement about the incident, the sad news has since thrown social media into mourning.


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