Controversy Trails Death of Popular Hip-Hop Star, Davido

The online space has been flooded with controversial information speculating that Ifeanyi Adeleke, son of Nigeria’s Hip-Hop star, David Adeleke [Davido] died yesterday after he was trapped in a swimming pool in the artist’s Banana Island residence in Lagos State.

The three-year-old boy whose death was being rumoured was reportedly left under the care of his father’s house after the latter’s trip with his lover, Chioma Avril Rowland to Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. The house helps were later picked up by police operatives in Lagos, according to reports.

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Reports had it that Ifeanyi who just turned three on October 20, was not rescued from the pool until after some minutes. According to reports, Ifeanyi was rushed to Evercare Hospital where he was confirmed dead. 


Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesman for Lagos State Police Command, confirmed the boy’s death amid his father’s silence. 

“It is true, the child is dead. About eight people were brought in for questioning and we are investigating the matter. Anyone found culpable in the death of the child would be arrested,” Hundeyin.

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The news of the boy’s death was first broken by a popular Nigerian actress and close friend of the singer, Eniola Badmus, in a now-deleted post.

This has garnered reactions on social media, with users condemning her for breaking the news, tagging her as a ‘carrier of bad news’

“Davido should avoid Eniola Badmus. What was the essence of posting a picture so quickly? A celebrity chasing clout,” a user said. 

“Eniola Badmus tho. Everyone prays not to be a bearer of bad news, what’s the eagerness for? Now there are too many speculations considering the fact that you’re close to him,” another stated. 


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