Singer David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido who is presently mourning his 3-year-old son, Ifeanyi’s tragic death, has been named among the Africans and Americans to be honoured at the Afro Award in Los Angeles, California.
Mr Taiwo Oduala, Founder and Executive Producer of The Afro Awards confirmed the development, adding that Governor-Elect, Sen. Ademola Jackson-Adeleke, who is Davido’s uncle is one of the awardees as well.
Also to be honoured alongside Davido is the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs Fatima Maada and Ayuko Babu (Founder & CEO of the Pan African Film Festival and Seye Kehinde, a renowned Nigerian Journalist.
He said the awardees are Africans and Americans, who distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavours.
The most anticipated event of the year, Afro Awards 2022, is billed to be broadcast live on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Regal La Live 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015, USA.
“The main focus of the award is to support people who have demonstrated exceptional humanitarian excellence in various fields, ” he said.
Davido’s son, Ifeanyi drowns
Davido’s son, Ifeanyi Adeleke died on Monday, October 31st, a few days after his third birthday which was on October 20.
A source close to the family stated; “The boy was inside water for too long and they pulled him out and rushed him to the hospital,” the family source said under anonymity to await an official statement.
He was rushed to Evercare Hospital in Lekki where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
It was further gathered his parents, Davido and Chioma had travelled for a family gathering to Ibadan yesterday and had left Ifeanyi with his minders who can’t explain how he entered the pool without being noticed and drowned.
Following the sad news, social media has been thrown into mourning as many hope and pray for a miracle.
Celebrities mourn Davido’s son
Many celebrities took to their Instagram pages to bade the young lad goodbye.
Iyabo Ojo wrote, “I don’t even know how to react to this rude shock. I was hoping it wasn’t true. My God!! This is so shocking, sad, devastating, & extreme painful. Olorun!!! Ikun le abiamo ooooo. Noooo.
Ayo Makun wrote, “The death of a child is unnatural, unfair and tragic. This hits me so bad.
Helan Paul, “Painful!! Never again. Please God. We reject it oh God. Please…. Restoration.
Actress, Semilore Pweety wrote, “God forbid!!! It will never be that baby portion IJN!!!! Amen
Actress Omo Borty wrote, “If this is true, October you no try at all. Sleep eludes me. God of last minute miracle, there is nothing you can not do. Please prove yourself now oh Lord. You have done it before, please do it again. What God cannot do does not exist!! Please do this one God
Sandra Iheuwa wrote, “God abeg oo. This October I just don’t understand…why? Why? Why? Too many loses.
Regina Chukwu wrote, “This was not the news I planned on waking up to in the first day of this new month. God abeg oo. May we not bury our children.