Renowned Nigerian artiste, Davido, has recently made a shocking revelation about his personal life during a candid interview on the ABtalks podcast. Known for his music and philanthropy, Davido disclosed that he has another son named Dawson, who resides in London with his mother.
This revelation comes in the wake of a devastating loss for the artist. In October 2022, Davido’s three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, tragically passed away due to a drowning incident at Davido’s residence in Banana Island, Lagos. The loss of his beloved child has left Davido with a profound sense of longing and grief, and he shared that tears still well up in his eyes every morning as he copes with the pain.
Addressing persistent rumors about fathering a child with London-based makeup artist Larissa Lorenco, Davido confirmed the speculation by acknowledging the existence of his son, Dawson, who is younger than his late son Ifeanyi. By publicly acknowledging his son, Davido has put an end to the speculations and opened up about his extended family.
During the interview, Davido spoke openly about his deep emotional bond with his children and the significance of their names. By naming his sons Ifeanyi and Dawson, he pays tribute to his mother, whose name is Veronica Imade Adeleke. This gesture shows the artist’s profound connection to his family and the importance of honoring his roots.
Davido’s journey as a father has been a mix of joy and heartache, as he navigates the complexities of parenthood while cherishing the memory of his late son. This revelation offers a glimpse into the artist’s personal life and showcases his resilience in the face of adversity.
As Davido continues to create music and make a positive impact through his philanthropic endeavors, his openness about his personal struggles serves as a reminder that even those in the spotlight face their share of challenges. Through it all, Davido remains committed to honoring his children’s legacies and finding strength in the memories they’ve left behind.