David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido is one of the most loved and most followed Nigerian Afrobeat artists mainly because of his unique humane personality and philanthropic works.
However, this young man has had to deal with some of the most painful losses that would have broken many over the cause of a lifetime within the space of a decade.
Below are the list of seven close people to Davido who have passed on…
Davido’s mum, Veronica Adeleke hailed from Edo State passed in 2003 at age 39. It is no longer news that the singer is a huge lover of his mum and constantly expresses how much he misses her.
Veronica was a lecturer at Babcock University before she passed on and the singer is famous for hosting a yearly remembrance honouring his mum.
2. DJ Tagbo
DJ Tagbo is another close friend of Davido, who also passed away. The talented disc jockey reportedly died at a bar in Lekki, Lagos State, on his birthday.
He was said to have overdosed, drinking multiple shots of Tequilas. Davido was accused alleged negligence following Tagbo’s death.
3. DJ Olu
DJ Olu, the son of Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, was another painful death for the singer, Davido, just days after DJ Tagbo passed.
The DMW boss, in mourning his close pal, Olu took to his Instagram page to disclose that a part of him was broken and couldn’t find the right way to deal with the passing of his friend. He also declared that he would forever miss him.
4. Obama DMW
Obama DMW, who was a road manager for the singer, Davido and a close friend died on June 29, 2021, after he was said to have had breathing difficulty. He was the founder of Obama Music Worldwide.
Davido’s private photographer, Fortune, was another DMW crew member who died at 24 in 2020.
In his tribute to Fortune, Davido noted that the photographer went from being a stranger and became one of his closest confidents.
Davido’s private bodyguard, Uncle Teejay died on December 8, 2020, after battling an illness.
The multi-talented singer lauded Teejay for always being there for him and being one of his biggest motivators in a touching tribute message he shared on his page.
Davido’s first son, Ifeanyi Adeleke’s death was the most painful and touching of the deaths that the singer had to deal with.
The young lad passed away on October 31, 2022, just days after he celebrated her third birthday.
Many are still yet to recover from the news of the little champ’s tragic death. This is a loss the singer might not be able to recover from soon but we hope the Almighty grant him the courage and fortitude to bear the loss.
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