AceShowbiz - Davido and his girlfriend Chioma Rowland are having parents' worst nightmare. The couple is reportedly mourning the loss of their 3-year-old son Ifeanyi, who died on Monday, October 31 after drowning in a swimming pool.
According to multiple reports, the boy drowned in the swimming pool in the Banana Island residence of the Nigerian-American star. He was said to be under water for a very long time before being spotted.
"The boy was inside water for too long and they pulled him out and rushed him to the hospital," a family source said, as quoted by Peoples Gazette, under anonymity to await an official statement. "By the time they rushed him to Lagoon Hospital it was already too late."
A source said both Davido and Chioma had traveled to Ibadan to attend a family gathering one day before the accident. However, another report claimed that the "Fall" singer was traveling to the United States alone and Chioma was believed to have traveled to Ibadan and left the child at home in Lagos, Nigeria with a female domestic assistant when the incident happened.
It was reported that some of the people at Davido's house when the incident happened have been arrested. The grieving singer was reportedly distraught and inconsolable and had to be removed from Evercare Hospital. He was reportedly taken to his father's house where he remains as at press time.
Ifeanyi is Davido's third child. The boy had just celebrated his birthday days ago, which was on October 20, before his passing. Davido has three other children with other baby mamas.
Davido has not released an official statement on his son's passing, but his friends and fellow stars have expressed their condolences on social media. DaniLeigh commented, "Omg," underneath an Instagram post about the news.
Porsha Williams wrote, "Praying hard for them." Rapper Peter Gunz weighed in, "Damm.. Rest well young king." Former basketball player Matt Barnes and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Marlo Hampton simply left praying hands emojis.
"Damn prayers to both parents," another user said. One person remarked, "A parents worst fear condolences to both of them," while someone else chimed in, "No parent should have to ever bury their child. This gave me the chills as a father myself. My condolences."