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Drowning of Davido’s son similar to D’banj’s experience

Atiku, Tinubu and Obi express condolences

Fans have been relating Davido’s son,  Ifeanyi’s death to that of D’banj’s son, who died in similar circumstances in 2018 when it was discovered that his son had drowned in their swimming pool.

Grief-stricken fans have therefore urged celebrities who have swimming pools in their houses to do better by protecting their children.

A worried fan said as much as celebrities want to live in luxurious and comfortable environment, they should learn how to keep their children safe.


Celebrities mourn, pray for Davido

Nigerian celebrities have been sending their condolences to Davido over the demise of his son even as they pray for the singer and his fiancée, Chioma.

Commiserating with the singer, actor, Yul Edochie wrote: “This hit so hard. No parent deserves to go through the pain of losing a child. Sending my condolences to Davido, Chioma and the entire Adeleke family. May God give you the strength to pull through this trying period.”

Another actor, Williams Uchemba wrote: “I said I won’t believe anything on social media until I personally confirm myself. I prayed for it to be a lie. I am upset, pained and confused. Nobody deserves to feel this pain.

“Please say a prayer for David, Chioma and the entire family. Nobody deserves this kind of pain. Rest up little one.”

Popular comedian, Ayo Makun known popularly as AY said: “Dear Lord, we will never understand why you would give us a blessing and allow the devil to take it so quickly.

“No parents want to outlive their children and it’s really not fair on the few good people who do a lot to help others keep their own children alive by giving them hopes for a better tomorrow.”

Mercy Aigbe stated: “Completely heart-broken! May God Console Ifeanyi’s parents, David and Chioma”, while

Movie star Uche Ogbodo also wrote: “No parent deserves the pain, I swear down! I have been hurting since last night. I feel Ifeanyi’s pain so much.

“God, why? My heart is really broken. God, please console my Igbo sister Chioma and Davido.”

Atiku, Tinubu, Obi, others commiserate Davido

The presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, have all commiserated with Davido, and his partner, Chioma, over the loss of their son.

Sympathizing with the family, Atiku Abubakar, tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers are with Davido and Chioma and the Adeleke family at this time. I pray for God to strengthen and comfort them.”

In the same vein, the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, said that he has cancelled his official engagements on Tuesday to mourn the death of Davido’s son, Ifeanyi.

He also expressed his condolences via his Facebook page on Tuesday.

Taking to his official Twitter account, Peter Obi tweeted, “I send my sincere condolences to Davido and Chioma, over the death of their son Ifeanyi. I cannot begin to imagine the pains they are going through at the moment.

“May God grant them healing, strength and comfort in this trying time. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

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