Davido’s three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, has passed away, having drowned on Monday, October 31, according to a Nigerian police spokesman.
Local police have taken in eight domestic workers for questioning in relation to the incident, which is said to have happened in the swimming pool at the home of the Afrobeats star and his fiancée, chef and influencer Chioma Rowland. It was just last month, during a trip to London, that the couple officially announced their plans to marry next year. Davido, real name David Adedeji, and his partner were reportedly not at home when the incident happened.
According to police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin, police were called by the couple’s domestic staff at 10pm local time (9pm GMT).
“We are reviewing the CCTV cameras to get additional information about the circumstances of his death,” Mr Hundeyin said. “His body has been deposited in the morgue. We are in touch with his parents. In fact, they were with us last night.”
Stars from around the world have taken to Twitter to offer condolences and solidarity with Davido and his family:
May Ifeanyi Adeleke rest in eternal peace.