Ifeanyi Adeleke, the son of Nigeria’s music star, David Adeleke aka Davido, died on Monday.
Ifeanyi who only recently celebrated his 3rd birthday reportedly drowned in his father’s Banana Island swimming pool and was rushed to Lagoon Hospital on Bourdillon road, Ikoyi, Lagos where he passed on.
A number of celebrities, have posted cryptic messages that appear to confirm the death of Ifeanyi. Some of which are comedians Ayo Makun and Lasisi Elenu, radio personality Daddy Freeze among others.
Makun, in an Instagram post early Tuesday, wrote, “The death of a child is unnatural, unfair, and tragic, this hit me so bad.”
Daddy Freeze, who went live on Instagram in the early hours of Tuesday morning 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.”
Reality TV star and actress, Rosemary Afuwape, said on her Instagram story, “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.”
As of 1.28am, news of Ifeanyi’s rumored death was the most trending topic on Twitter.
The rumored death, however, emanated from a now deleted post from actress, Eniola Badmus, late Monday.
Nigerians, while reacting to Badmus’ post, criticised her for leaking such sensitive information to the public.
Ironically, his father had been teaching him how to take dips in the pool in an attempt to create a father and son bond.
The music star was seen in videos trending on social media teaching his son how to swim.
In one of the videos, Davido was seen inside the big pool in his mansion with Ifeanyi.
He carried the three-year-old boy and made him flap his legs in the water while he gave him instructions on what to do.
The singer later carried his son around in the pool as the boy continued to flap his legs.
Davidon and his partner, Chioma celebrated the boy’s third birthday in a grand style a couple of days ago.