By: Sola Omoniyi
Popular Nigerian Afro Singer Davido who’s currently mourning his 3-year-old son, Ifeanyi’s tragic death, has been named among the Africans and Americans to be honoured at the Afro Award in Los Angeles, California.
Mr Taiwo Oduala, Founder and Executive Producer of The Afro Awards confirmed the development, adding that Governor-Elect, Sen. Ademola Jackson-Adeleke, who’s Davido’s uncle is one of the awardees as well.
Also to be honoured alongside Davido is the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs Fatima Maada and Ayuko Babu (Founder & CEO of the Pan African Film Festival and Seye Kehinde, a renowned Nigerian Journalist.
He said the awardees are Africans and Americans, who prominent themselves in numerous fields of endeavours.
The most expected occasion of the year, Afro Awards 2022, is billed to be broadcast live on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Regal La Live 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015, USA.
“The main focus of the award is to assist people who have proven outstanding humanitarian excellence in numerous fields, ” he said.
Davido’s son, Ifeanyi drowns
Davido’s son, Ifeanyi Adeleke died on Monday, October 31st, a few days after his third birthday which was on October 20.
A source close to the family stated; “The boy was inside water for too long and they pulled him out and rushed him to the hospital,” the family source said under anonymity to await an official statement.
He was rushed to Evercare Hospital in Lekki where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
It was further gathered his parents, Davido and Chioma had travelled for a family gathering to Ibadan yesterday and had left Ifeanyi with his minders who can’t explain how he entered the pool without being noticed and drowned.
Following the sad news, social media has been thrown into mourning as many hope and pray for a miracle.
Many celebrities took to their Instagram pages to bade the young lad goodbye.