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‘This would break anyone,’ Davido on son’s tragic death



The Nigerian artist Davido at last spoke out about the October 2022 pool disaster that claimed the life of his son Ifeanyi.

The performer, whose actual name is David Adeleke, talked candidly about how the support he got from people all over the world helped him deal with the tragedy.

Davido stated, “Personally, with me, the support I had from people was one of the things that helped me rise up again,” in an interview with CNN’s Larry Madowo.

He continued by saying that he received condolence notes from presidents, athletes, politicians, and other singers.

The musician also discussed how the situation affected him and how he needed to maintain his composure for the sake of his family and fans.

“This situation would break anybody,” he said.

Adding, “One thing that has helped was the support from everybody. I even had people I hadn’t spoken to in years reach out. Everybody knows that me and Chioma didn’t deserve that. The support that I got from people was one of the things that helped me get up again.”

Davido explained, “I remember I couldn’t check my Instagram for three weeks, and one day I was like, bring my phone. I just wanted to check. I just saw from every kind of person in the world, from politician to sportsmen to other musicians to presidents, that was one thing that made strong again to stand up and get back to the studio and get back to what I love.”

However, he revealed that he had started making his just-released “Timeless” album before his son’s death.

“I still had to be strong for everybody. Not only my wife, my dad, my family and her family, and my son that’s watching us. I know that at the end of the day, people would also want David to be on stage again.

I really had to really really calm myself down. Take a step back. This has shown me that I was really born to do music,” he said.

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