The 3-year-old son of Nigerian music star Davido has died at his home in an apparent drowning, police said Tuesday.
The singer, whose real name is David Adeleke, was not at the home at the time of Ifeanyi’s death Monday night. The child’s mother, Chioma Rowland, was also away, according to Lagos police spokesman Ben Hundeyin.
Authorities are interviewing eight of the pop star’s employees who were at the Lagos residence, he added.
Neither parent has spoken publicly about their son’s death, just two weeks after Ifeanyi’s third birthday.
The global award-winning musician got engaged to Rowland, a popular chef, in 2019. The couple had said recently that they plan to wed next year.
Lagos Gov, Babajide Sanwo-Olu mourned Ifeanyi’s death, tweeting that “death leaves a heartache no words can heal.”
Peter Obi, one of the leading contenders in Nigeria’s presidential election next year said he cannot “begin to imagine the pains” both parents are going through.
“No parents deserve what they are going through right now,” Nigerian pop star Peter Okoye said of Davido and Rowland in an Instagram post.
Davido is best known for his 2017 singles “If” and “Fall” which catapulted him to commercial success in the U.S. The Atlanta born artist released his latest single earlier this year featuring Ye’s Sunday Service choir titled “Stand Strong.” In September, Davido announced a one day music festival in Atlanta featuring prominent African artists Wande Coal, Oxlade, Kizz Daniel and more. The festival is expected to take place Nov. 18.