The heart-wrenching loss of his beloved son, Ifeanyi, continues to weigh heavily on the soul of Afrobeats superstar David Adeleke, known to the world as Davido. In a candid interview with Omega, the renowned artist revealed that the mere thought of his late son brings tears to his eyes, as he struggles to come to terms with the tragic event that occurred in October 2022.
Reflecting on his grief, Davido shared that he still finds himself overcome with emotion and sheds tears whenever he recalls the untimely passing of Ifeanyi. Many anticipated that his latest album, aptly titled “Timeless,” would carry a somber undertone due to the loss he endured. However, Davido consciously chose to channel his emotions into creating vibrant and energetic tracks, opting for what he described as “bangers.”
The music icon expressed, “I miss him every day. Tears well up in my eyes every morning, even if you don’t see it. When I look at myself in the mirror, I remind myself that it’s not just about me. I am aware of the immense love and support I receive from countless people. I know how many lives are intertwined with mine, and I understand the responsibility I have towards them.”
Davido further shared that besides being strong for Ifeanyi’s mother, his primary responsibility, he feels compelled to be strong for the world. He believes that his son, watching over him from above, motivates him to stay resilient. The music maestro finds solace in the knowledge that Ifeanyi and his late mother, Mrs. Veronica Adeleke, are dancing joyously in heaven to the beats of his songs.
This glimpse into Davido’s personal journey highlights the depth of his sorrow and the incredible strength he draws upon to carry on. The artist’s unwavering commitment to his family and fans reflects his dedication to being a pillar of strength, even in the face of immeasurable loss.
As Davido continues to navigate the complexities of grief, his resilience and determination serve as an inspiration to all those who have experienced similar heartbreak. Through his music and unwavering spirit, he reminds us that even in our darkest moments, there is still light to be found and cherished.