Who Is Davido’s Son David Adedeji Adeleke Jr?

David “Ifeanyi” Adedeji Adeleke Jr. was the son of Nigerian celebrity singer Davido and Chioma Avril Rowland, a Nigerian celebrity chef also known as “Chef Chi”. He was born on 20th October 2019 and was three years old at the time of his death.

Born to a celebrity parent, David Jr. automatically attained the status of ‘child celebrity’ and both parents quite did well in making him famous through their social media pages. Ifeanyi’s father, Davido, has done quite well in projecting the Nigerian music industry to the world through songs such as Skelewu, Risky, and Blow My Mind. This was not the only thing that brought David Jr. to the limelight but also the only son of Davido the grandson of a billionaire business magnate, CEO of Pacific Holdings cum the President of Adeleke University, Adeleke Adedeji.

Summary of Davido’s Son’s Bio

  • Full name: David Ifeanyi Adedeji Adeleke Jr.
  • Nickname: Gangster P; Papa
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 20th October 2019
  • David Adeleke Jr’s Age: 4 years old
  • Ethnicity: Yoruba
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Religion: Christianity
  • David Adedeji Adeleke Jr’s Parents: David Adeleke Jr. and Chioma Avril Rowland
  • Siblings: Hailey Veronica Adeleke, Aurora Imade Adeleke (half-siblings)
  • Famous for: Being the only son of Davido and Chioma Rowland

David Adedeji Adeleke Jr. was Davido’s First Son

Ifeanyichukwu David Adedeji Adeleke Jr. was the first son of Davido and Chioma. He was born on the 20th of October 2019 in the United Kingdom (UK) to the Osun State-born Davido and his then-fiancee Chioma who is of Igbo ethnicity. Before his birth which was announced on social media, Ifeanyi became one of the most anticipated celebrity babies in Nigeria. He was Davido’s third child.

About 20 days after Davido’s son was born, his singer father who is one of the most celebrated musicians in Africa organized the child’s christening in the UK on November 9, 2019. David Jr. drew his fame from his parents. When he was a year old, Davido used his image alongside the One Milli singer for the cover of his 3rd studio album “A Better Time”.

David Adedeji Adeleke Jr.’s Parents Dated For About 6 Years 

Davido and Chioma dated for 6 years before his birth. Chioma and Davido met while they were attending Babcock University in Osun State. They had met through Davido’s friend who was also dating Chioma’s friend. After a while, they started dating in 2015, per HITC.

Nonetheless, the rumor of their relationship started around late 2017 and was confirmed in 2018. In the course of the relationship, the 7th Days Adventist-born Chef Chi dropped out of Babcock University to focus on other things, including her affair with Davido.

David Adedeji Adeleke Jr.’s mother is not the only one to have dropped out of school. His father Davido also dropped out of Oakwood University, Alabama, in the US to pursue a music career.

The relationship between Ifeanyi’s parents became one of the most publicized celebrity relationships ever in Nigeria. Chefchi, a model, social media influencer, and brand ambassador became the subject of Davido’s Assurance. The hit song also made its way to the film, Coming to America 2 (2021) where Adeleke Jr.’s father performed.

Davido and Chioma Were Engaged For More Than a Year

Davido and Chioma were engaged for one year before their relationship turned sour. 29-year-old Chioma became engaged to Davido in September 2019 when she was 24 years old and the singer was 27. The engagement ring used by the Assurance singer to propose to Chioma is reportedly a customized one with “Assurance” Engraved on it. 

The diamond engagement ring which is believed to be worth nothing less than ₦3.6 million was handed to David Adedeji Adeleke Jr.’s mother by his father shortly before the celebrity child was born and a few days after his parents had formal introductions with their families.

People began to question their relationship several months after Davido kept mute about their wedding despite asking his fans to get their “aseobi” ready. There were further suggestions that the engagement may have crashed in 2020 as Chioma was spotted with the expensive diamond ring.

Still, Davido claimed that there was going to be a wedding. It was reportedly slated for 2020 but was slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic. While people were still waiting for a probable wedding, rumors started rallying around that the relationship of the then-power couple was suffering due to domestic violence.

According to unconfirmed reports, the celebrity couple and parents of Adeleke Jr. were involved in a physical confrontation that left Chioma with a broken leg. Well, there were denials from Ifeanyi’s mother about violence in her supposed marital home.

The Lovers Unfollowed Each other at Some Point

Davido’s son was 1 when issues surrounding his parent’s relationship started to trend on several social media pages. Their engagement which was also a year old and getting to 2 years was later called off.

The rumor of the end of their relationship started about the time Adeleke Jr. was a year old in 2020 when Chioma started making public appearances without her diamond customized ring.

Before that, the former couple reportedly unfollowed each other on Instagram before following each other again. Although Chioma and Davido did not mention that their relationship may have reached the end of the road, they have insinuated so in many ways.

The public concluded that Davido’s son may not see his parents get married when a picture of the older Adeleke kissing an American model Mya Yafai went viral on Instagram and his fiancee Chioma got to know about it.

David Adedeji Adeleke Jr., Davido’s son was once in the custody of his mother but his father remained one of the most important figures in his life. Davido used to show off his first son on social media and usually set aside his differences with his mother to celebrate his birthday. The move would lead to rumors that the two were back together then.

Just when the public was about to conclude that Ifeanyi’s parents may have a cordial relationship, the celebrities unfollowed each other again on Instagram towards the end of March 2022. It also came after they had partied in London following Davido’s successful concert.

David Adedeji Adeleke Jr. Had 2 Older Sisters

David Adedeji Adeleke Jr. was his father’s only son before his death. However, he had two half-sisters who were born to Davido. Meet them.

Imade Aurora Adeleke

9-year-old Imade Aurora Adeleke was born on May 14, 2015, as the first child of Davido with his first baby mama entrepreneur and brand ambassador, Sophia Momodu. She was named after her paternal grandmother, Davido’s mother Veronica Imade Adeleke who died in 2003.

She is about 4 years older than Ifeanyi and was born the same year his parents started dating. Even though Imade’s fame is a result of being a celebrity kid, she has also been making a name for herself as a child model and brand ambassador. She is the face of Eva Baby Soap.

Hailey Veronica Adeleke 

Hailey also has the name of Davido’s mother, Veronica. She is the second of Davido’s children and was born on May 9th, 2017, to the singer and Amanda “Mandy”. The 7-year-old is about 2 years younger than Ifeanyi and she was born at the time when Chioma and Davido were believed to have been about 2 years into their relationship.

Like her older sister, Hailey is an Instagram model with thousands of followers. Regardless, her parents have left a large part of her life concealed. She is reported to be residing in the United States with her mother.

A Mysterious Woman Once Claimed She Had a Child for Davido

Before the birth of Imade in 2013, it was widely reported that the OBO was expecting a child with a lady named Ayotomide Labinjo. The said lady later gave birth to a daughter named Michelle Anuoluwapo. The 30 billion gang leader denied the child to the point that he distanced himself from them.

A DNA test was subsequently carried out which reportedly came out negative. This did not go down well with Labinjo who claimed that Davido had paid the doctor to alter the DNA result. Davido’s alleged baby mama later went for legal action against the singer, who later claimed to have settled her out of pity.

Davido’s Son Had No Instagram Account Before his Death

Even though Ifeanyi’s pictures were littered on the internet, he did not have an Instagram account at the time of his death. However, his older sisters Imade and Hailey had over 450,000 and more than 16 thousand followers respectively as of April 2022.

Currently, Davido has more than 23 million followers on Instagram while Chef Chi is being followed by about 3 million people on the platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ifeanyi Adeleke Still Alive?

No. Ifeany Adeleke is dead. He passed away on October 31, 2022, at the age of 3. He drowned in his father’s pool in their Banana mansion. An autopsy subsequently conducted by the police confirmed he drowned.

What Happened to Ifeanyi Adeleke?

Ifeanyi Adeleke, Davido’s son, died on October 31 2022 as a result of drowning in his father’s residence in Banana Island, Lagos. He was rushed to Evercare Hospital immediately but was declared dead.

When was Ifeanyi Adeleke’s Burial?

Ifeanyi Adeleke was buried on November 5 at a private ceremony in Lagos State. The event was attended by his parents and close family members only. He was just 3 years old.

How Old was Ifeanyi Adeleke at his Death?

Ifeanyi Aeleke was three years old at the time of his death. He was born on October 20, 2019, and died on October 31, 2022, at his father’s residence in Banana Island. He died as a result of drowning.

What was Ifeanyi Adeleke’s Net Worth?

Unfortunately, Ifeanyi Adeleke didn’t have a personal net worth. He was only 3 years old at the time of his death on November 1, 2022, and was too young to accumulate any significant wealth. His father, Davido, is estimated to have a net worth of around $40 million.


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