Davido Son Ifeanyi Adeleke Biography – All About Nigerian Singer Davido Son

Davido had a son, Ifeanyi Adeleke who sadly died in 2022 after drowning in a pool at the singer’s mansion in Banana Island, Lagos.

Ifeanyi Adeleke was the three-year-old son of Nigerian singer Davido and his fiancée Chioma Rowland, a popular chef and influencer. 

He was born on October 20, 2019, and was the only son and third child of Davido. 

Sadly, he died on October 31, 2022, after drowning in a swimming pool at his parents’ home in Lagos. 

His death sparked a lot of grief and controversy among his fans and the public. 

The Nigerian police arrested eight domestic workers for questioning following the incident. 

The autopsy confirmed that he drowned.

Below is the full biography of Davido Son Ifeanyi Adeleke.

Davido Son Ifeanyi Adeleke biography

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Davido is one of Africa’s biggest music stars, who has won MTV and BET music awards and has collaborated with international artists such as Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. Earlier this year, he received his first ever Grammy award nominations.

Davido has had a life of immense privilege but also suffered a massive tragedy.

On October 31, 2022, Davido’s son Ifeanyi Adeleke drowned in a swimming pool located on the premises of Davido’s massive Banana Island property.

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The three-year-old Davido son Ifeanyi Adeleke had celebrated his birthday just a few days prior to the tragedy, on October 20th 2022,

This unfortunate event occurred mere days after Ifeanyi, during a bonding session with his father Davido, was spotted receiving swimming lessons in an adorable video.

Whilst at home with his nannies, Davido son Ifeanyi Adeleke had slipped away to the pool on his own where he was later found unresponsive.

Despite swift transportation to Evercare Hospital, he was declared dead upon arrival. 

Overwhelmed with grief, Davido was relocated from Evercare Hospital to his father’s residence, where he would remain for a while before making a public reappearance.

On the day of the incident, Davido and Chioma had traveled to Ibadan, leaving Ifeanyi in the care of attendants. 

Davido and Chioma

Eight domestic workers were arrested for Ifeanyi Adeleke’s death.

The eight domestic workers who were questioned by the police included the cook and nanny, whose job it was to look after the wellbeing of the three-year-old boy. 

They were detained for reasons including failing to uphold the duty of care of the minor. 

However, they were later freed after they cooperated with the police and showed remorse for their actions

The police have also conducted an autopsy on the body of Davido son Ifeanyi Adeleke and confirmed that he drowned.

It’s worth noting that Davido and Chioma had celebrated their son’s third birthday lavishly a few days before the tragic incident.

Davido son Ifeanyi Adeleke was a beautiful baby who brought joy to his parents and loved ones. He will always be remembered for his sweet smile and adorable personality. May he rest in peace. 🙏

Ifeanyi Adeleke

Nigerian singer Davido son

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Nigerian singer Davido son Ifeanyi Adeleke drowned at the singer’s Banana Island mansion leading police to carry out an autopsy report.

The Lagos State police command spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed details of the autopsy result.

“The autopsy was concluded [and] it determined that the cause of death of the late Ifeanyi Adeleke was drowning. 

Presently investigation into the events that led to his drawing is still ongoing,” he said.

In an interview in March 2023, Davido said he misses his son Ifeanyi Adeleke every day.

“I miss him every day,” Davido stated, adding that despite the loss he has resolved to stay strong for his family, friends and fans.

He noted that if Ifeanyi is looking down at him, he will not want his parents to be sad.

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“I look at myself in the mirror and I said apart from it just being about me, I know how many people love me, I know how many people are depending on me. Apart from me being strong for his mom, which is my primary responsibility, I have to be strong for the world.”

Ifeanyi’s death drew parallels with a similar misfortune that befell Afrobeats artist D’banj, whose son also drowned in a swimming pool.

Nigerian Afrobeats star D’banj lost his only son in a drowning incident in June 2018.

Daniel Oyebanjo III, who turned one a month to the tragedy, died in a swimming pool at the singer’s Lagos home.

In the wake of the incident, D’banj posted a black background on his Instagram page with the caption: “Trying times but my God is Always and Forever Faithful.”

D’banj was said to be away for a musical award in Los Angeles, United States, when the incident happened.


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Nigerian superstar singer and performer Davido officially married his long time girlfriend and baby mama Chioma a few days after the death of the couple’s son, Ifeanyi.

Davido son Ifeanyi Adeleke drowned on October 30th 2022 and on November 4th 2022, Chioma’s bride price was paid in a quiet and secret traditional marriage ceremony in Lagos.

Davido later confirmed the news in an exclusive interview with content creator and actress, Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori.

Davido said, “Just being away, you know I have had a lot to think about definitely. Time to rest, reflect on a lot of family time and time to make music again. 

“You know, I remade the album. Before I went on a break I actually had an album ready. I had a tour ready. 

“You know we did the album. I travelled. It was crazy. I’m married. A lot of different things but yeah, we are ready now to get back on the road. The album is out, it’s amazing,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chioma shared with her fans and followers some pictures from their private wedding ceremony.

Chef Chi as she is popularly called made a collage of the memories captioned on the day to mark their anniversary.

The couple were seen wearing simple white outfits at the ceremony that took place in their home.

“Wedding Ceremony of Mr and Mrs Adeleke❤️💍Forever🥰,” Chioma captioned her post.

Davido had been dragging his feet for years in regards to marrying Chioma.

It appears the death of his son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, finally gingered Davido to do the right thing and tie down his wife for life.

Davido son Ifeanyi Adeleke siblings

Davido son Ifeanyi Adeleke sadly died but his parents welcomed a couple of new siblings to bring joy back to their home!

The news was confirmed in October 2023, a year after Nigerian singer Davido son Ifeanyi died.

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Hip media outlet Sabi Radio wrote: “Confirmed! Congratulations are truly in order as family members close to Davido and Chioma have confirmed to us that the couple welcomed a set of twins yesterday in the USA. This comes barely 11months after they lost their first child together, Ifeanyi Adeleke,” 

“We’re told that Chioma and the twins are in good health, and Davido’s excitement knows no bounds. ‘Nanny’ Ubi has since flown to the USA to resume nanny duties.

“Davido’s brother, Adewale, has taken to Twitter to share a tweet thanking God for the newest addition to the family, despite not specifically mentioning what he is thanking God about.

“Davido who shared in a tweet that this week will be the best week of his life is yet to react to the good news.

“Massive congratulations to the newest parents! 👧🏾👦🏾,”

This new birth came almost exactly a year after Davido lost his infant son Ifeanyi Adeleke.

Davido and Chioma were out of town and Ifeanyi was left in the care of his nanny, who lost track of the boy.

He fell in the pool and was underwater for an unspecified period of time before he was found.

Nigerian singer Davido wed Chioma in November 2022 after the sad death of his son Ifeanyi Adeleke.

It was later confirmed that Ifeanyi’s twin siblings were born on Tuesday, October 9th 2023.

Davido has three other children with three different baby mamas…

Aurora Imade Adeleke, born to Davido and his baby mama, Sophia Momodu on May 14th 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria. Imade is 8 years old. Her mother, Sophia Momodu is a socialite and social media personality who is constantly beefing Davido.

Hailey Veronica Adeleke, born May 9th 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. to Davido and Amanda, an Atlanta model known as Laplubelle.

Dawson Adeleke, Davido’s other son, born to his mother, U.K.-based makeup artist Larissa London and the Nigerian singer.


The below is culled from the Wikipedia entry for Davido.

David Adedeji Adeleke OON (born November 21, 1992), who is professionally known as Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the most important Afrobeats artists of the 21st century.

Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and raised in Lagos, Nigeria.

Davido studied business administration at Oakwood University before dropping out to make beats and record vocal references.

He rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012), from which six additional singles—”Back When”, “Ekuro”, “Overseas”, “All of You”, “Gbon Gbon” and “Feel Alright”—were taken.

In 2012, Davido won the Next Rated award at The Headies. Between 2013 and 2015, he released the hit singles “Gobe”, “One of a Kind”, “Skelewu”, “Aye”, “Tchelete (Goodlife)”, “Naughty”, “Owo Ni Koko”, “The Sound” and “The Money”.

In January 2016, Davido announced on Twitter he had signed a record deal with Sony Music and a few months later, he founded the record label Davido Music Worldwide, to which acts Dremo, Yonda and Peruzzi are currently signed.

In July 2016, Davido signed a record deal with Sony’s RCA Records and in October the same year, he released the five-track Extended Play (EP) Son of Mercy, which was supported by the singles “Gbagbe Oshi”, “How Long” and “Coolest Kid in Africa”.

In April 2017, Davido re-negotiated his contract with Sony due to creative control issues and later that year, he released five singles including “If” and “Fall”.

“If” generated worldwide social-media activity while “Fall” became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.

Davido released his second studio album A Good Time in November 2019; it was supported by the previously released singles “If”, “Fall”, “Assurance”, “Blow My Mind” and “Risky”.

In 2019, New African magazine listed Davido as one of the 100 most-influential Africans.

His third studio album A Better Time was released on November 13, 2020, and in February 2021, he appeared on Time magazine’s Time 100 Next List.

Davido released Timeless, his fourth studio album, on March 31, 2023.

In November 2023, Davido received three nominations at the 66th Annual Grammy Award for “Unavailable”, “Feel” and his album Timeless.

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