7 times Davido lost friends, close aides

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Leshi Adebayo



Popular musician, David Adeleke, aka Davido, is again in the news albeit for the wrong reasons.

While death is, undoubtedly, an evitable reality of life, the ‘Jowo’ crooner has lost a handful of friends and close aides in four years — some in controversial circumstances.

In this piece, BlackBox Nigeria highlights seven times persons in the singer’s inner circle has died.


1. Tagbo Umeike

On October 2, 2017, Tagbo, a close friend of Davido died after a night out with the singer. The news of his passing announced by actress Caroline Danjuma via her Instagram page. She had accused Davido of having a hand in Tagbo’s death, saying the deceased died in his car and was dropped off dead in a hospital.

It can be recalled that the DMW crew and Davido were quizzed by security operatives for weeks. However, an autopsy carried out on the deceased revealed that he Tagbo died of suffocation from excessive alcohol consumption. He was reported to have drank 10 shots of Tequila.


2. DJ Olu

Olugbenga Abiodun, a son to current Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, was found dead in a BMW car that was parked in garage located at the Banana Island, Lagos. A promising disc jockey, he was the official DJ for Davido before his death on October 7, 2017.

According to autopsy reports, he died of drug overdose. The said drugs were found in the car with his lifeless body.


3. Chime Amaechi

He died alongside DJ Olu in same BMW car, of drug overdose. At that point in time, Davido was accused of using his friends for money rituals after he lost three of them in a week.

The deaths of DJ Olu and Chime came three days after Tagbo’s demise.


4. Ahmed

In April 2020, Davido lost another close friend named Ahmed, fondly called King Jaffy.

The news of Ahmed’s death was disclosed by the singer himself on his Instagram page. The cause of his death, however, was not revealed.


5. Teejay

On December 8, 2020, Davido lost his personal bodyguard, Tijani Olamilekan, aka Teejay who died after a brief illness.

According to Davido, Teejay had worked with him for 11 years, describing him as “big person with a baby heart”.


6. Obama DMW

The death of Habeeb Uthman, aka Obama DMW, was a big loss to Davido. The stanuch supporter of the singer breathed his last on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The news of his death was confirmed by Tunde Ednut, Peruzzi and other DMW crew members.

Obama died as a result of an heart failure. He was said to have complained of breathing difficulty, and has driven himself to a hospital for medical treatment. Unfortunately, he did not survive.


7. Fortune Ateumunname

The late associate and chief photographer of the Davido Music World (DMW) died on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Fortune was said to have drowned at an undisclosed location in Lagos.


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