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Davido’s Son (Ifeanyi Adeleke) Dies in a Swimming Pool at His Banana Island Residence

David Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr. is Davido’s son, who is a renowned musician in Nigeria. Ifeanyi was the artist’s third child and only son.

The popular artist has two kids from his two previous relationships, namely, Hailey and Imade.

David Ifeanyi Adeleke, Davido's son
David Ifeanyi Adeleke, Davido’s son

Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr. was born to David’s third baby mom, Chioma Avril Rowland, popularly known as Chef Chi.

Their romance blossomed across the internet when it began due to the popularity of the musician, as it left people on social media gushing over them.

Ifeanyi Adeleke (Davido’s son) was born on October 20, 2019, in the United Kingdom.

He was born to David Adeleke, who hails from the Yoruba community, and Chioma, who hails from the Igbo community. So, it is safe to say his ethnicity is mixed.

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Ifeanyi Adeleke’s Family

Ifeanyi Adeleke's parents; Davido and Chef Chi
Ifeanyi Adeleke’s parents; Davido and Chef Chi



David Adedeji Adeleke was born on November 21, 1992. Popularly known by his stage name ‘Davido, he is a songwriter, singer, and record producer from the Yoruba community.

His music is what distinguishes him from other artists in the country, as it blends Afrobeats with global mainstream pop. His music has made him a sensation not just in Nigeria, but also across the globe.

David Adeleke was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the son of a business mogul in the country, Adedeji Adeleke Sr. His mother, Mrs. Vero Adeleke, was a university lecturer.

Davido is the second son of his father and the youngest child of five siblings. He moved to the United States to study business administration at Oakwood University in Alabama when he was just 16.

Chioma Avril Rowland

Chioma Avril Rowland
Chioma Avril Rowland

Chioma Avril Rowland, who is the mother of Ifeanyi Adeleke, is a Nigerian chef, model, and influencer. She is best known for being in a relationship with Davido.

Chioma was born on May 1, 1995, in Imo State, to an average home. She grew up in her native state and did her early education there before attending Babcock University to study economics.



Davido with his two girls; Hailey (left) and Imade (right)
Davido with his two girls; Hailey (left) and Imade (right)

Ifeanyi Adeleke has two older siblings, namely, Imade and Hailey. Imade Aurora Adeleke, born on May 14, 2015, is the first child of Davido.

She came from Davido’s first baby mom, Sophia Momodu, who was an entrepreneur and a brand ambassador.

Imade was named after Davido’s paternal grandmother, Veronica Imade Adeleke, who passed away in 2003.

Imade is four years older than Ifeanyi, and she was born not long after the two lovebirds began dating.

With the help of her father’s reputation as a famous musician, she has also benefited by making a name for herself as the brand ambassador for Eva baby soap. She is also a child model and a brand spokesperson.

Davido’s second child, Hailey, was named after his mother, Veronica. She was born on May 9, 2017, to Davido and Amanda, also known as “Mandy.”

She is about two years older than Ifeanyi and was born when Chioma and Davido were in the early stages of their relationship.

Hailey is an Instagram model like her sister, Imade, with thousands of followers on her social media accounts due to her father’s influence.

All be it, her parents have done an excellent job keeping major parts of her life hidden. This is even though it was known that she lived with her mother in the United States.

Ifeanyi Adeleke (Davido’s Son)

Davido's Son
Davido’s Son

Ifeanyi also became a celebrity the day he was born due to his father’s image.

His parents have also done well in promoting his image and making him popular on social media.

They have done well by drawing the public attention to him on some basis, as they can not stop gushing over him.

This is because he is their first and the only son both parents will be having together.

Ifeanyi has also managed to garner the love that is being shown to his father by the public due to his wide reach of music.

Fans are quick to comment on anything posted about him and always show him immense love like his father.

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Quick Facts About Davido’s Son

Here is a quick recap of everything we have discussed so far. 

  • The names of Davido’s two adorable and beautiful girls are Aurora Imade Adeleke (the first and oldest daughter) and Hailey Veronica Adeleke (the second daughter) to Sophia Momodu and Amanda, respectively.
  • Davido has three kids from three different women 
  • Chioma Avril Rowland was the mother of Ifeanyi and Davido’s third Baby Mama
  • Hailey is the second-oldest of his kids 
  • David Adeleke Jr. (Ifeanyi) was Davido’s third-born 

Ifeanyi’s Death

Ifeanyi David Jr.
Ifeanyi David Jr.

News broke out on October 31st, 2022, about the death of Davido’s son, Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr., the third child and only son of David. He was just three years old.

It was reported that Ifeanyi drowned in the private swimming pool at the celebrity’s residence in Banana Island. The members of his household were taken into police custody for questioning.

The employees were 8 in total after one of them had gone to the police station to report the incident.  

After further investigations, six of the detained employees were released by the police as they were not seen culpable, but two were still detained.

It was reported that the child was in the presence of the nanny and the cook before the incident. They both claimed they left the child with each other when the incident occurred.

Although not confirmed to be true, a separate investigation also indicted Nigerian actress Eniola Badmus for allegedly monetizing the news of Ifeanyi’s death.

Eniola Badmus was the first to break the news of the three-year-old’s death. Rumours were that the police brought in the actress for questioning on Friday, November 4, 2022.

On November 1, 2022, six domestic staff workers of the singer were arrested, questioned, and later released, However, the real story behind the untimely death of Davido’s son is still unclear.

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