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Ifeanyi: The Death of Nigeria’s Most Popular Baby



By Eric Elezuo

A dark day it was on November 1, 2022 when Nigerians woke to the shocking news of Davido and his fiancee, Chioma’s son, Ifeanyi’s death. The news, which filtered in at midnight throw celebrity posts, hovered like a grand rumour until it gained ground, and became confirmed. Ifeanyichukwu ‘Davido’ Adeleke has died. He drowned in a swimming pool in his father’s house in highbrow Banana Island.

The news threw the country into unbelievable grieve, causing politicians and entertainers to shift their priories and programmes amid tears. Ifeanyi was only three years old; an age he attained only a week before his death. An age that was celebrated with pomp, pageantry and total exuberance.

Much as the parents of the child have not uttered a word on the issue till date, the Lagos State Command through its publicity department led by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, has continually kept the public abreast of the situation, culminating in its Saturday announcement that autopsy authorised to determine the cause of the child’d death was out. The content according to him, revealed that the boy some people have come to rever as Nigeria’s most popular baby died as a result of drowning.

Hundeyin said, “Autopsy has been concluded. It confirms the boy (Ifeanyi) drowned.”

Earlier, the Police had picked up all eight domestic staff on duty when the child died for questioning. They later released six, and detained only the cook and the nanny, who were directly in charge of Ifeanyi. The Police hinted that they may be charged for negligence.

It was reported that the nanny was with the toddler when the cook came to join them. The nanny claimed to have moved away to receive a call leaving the child with the cook who also insisted that he left the boy in the care of the nanny. The child’s body was later found at the bottom of the pool by a security guard 20 minutes later.

Analysts have wondered why it took the Nanny a whole 20 minutes to discover that the child was not with them, and why security guards in the facility do not regularly patrol the surroundings if it took 20 minutes for the guard to spot him.

A lot of people have said that Ifeanyi was a victim of circumstance arriving with so much fanfare as his mother was so loved among the four baby mamas of the star artist, Davido.

The pair broke the internet when on Chioma’s 23rd birthday, in 2018, Davido caused a stir on social media when he released a song titled ‘Assurance’ in homage to her. While lavishing love on her, he also generated a torrent of reactions by presenting her with a N45 million Porshe as a birthday gift. The car came with a plate number which reads ‘Assurance’.

Davido had specifically gone to the studio to release a single dedicated to Chioma. The song broke music charts, and placed Chioma on a great pedestal in Davido’s love line. However, shortly after their talk of the town traditional marriage, and birth of Ifeanyi, the two parted ways as a result of Davido’s alleged involvement with another woman overseas and another alleged romantic affair between Chioma and Davido’s staff, Peruzzi.

The disagreement reached a head recently when Chioma, an Economics undergraduate at Lead City University, learned that the singer had impregnated yet another woman.

Much as Chioma Rowland is greatly hit by the unfortunate death of the child because it was her only child, Davido is equally devastated as the child was his only son. His other baby mamas had daughters, Imade and Hailey, for him.

Imade Adeleke is the product of his romance with Sophie Momodu while he had Hailey Veronica Adeleke with an Atlanta-based lady popularly known as Amanda ‘Mandy Play’ on Instagram.

Their separation, more than setting them apart further cemented their love, and hyped their personalities. It was not therefore, a surprise when in June 2022, the duo made a drama comeback, setting 2023 for the wedding ceremony.

The circumstances that brought his parents together, broke them apart and brought them back again, have made the young Ifeanyi to remain in the limelight as the unofficial most popular in Nigeria. His popularity was shored up when his third birthday party took over the entire internet.

Though the last of the unfortunate has not been heard, Nigerians continue to mourn a boy many have said was finer than most beautiful girls; a boy many said was Nigeria’s most popular baby.

May the innocent soul of Ifeanyi rest in peace!

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Glo Hails Tobi Amusan on Third Diamond League Win



Leading provider of digital and telecommunications services, Globacom, has congratulated its brand ambassador, Tobi Amusan, on her victory in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Diamond League final in Oregon, United States.

Amusan won the race on Sunday night in 12.33 seconds to win the Diamond League for the third time in a row. She captured her maiden Diamond League trophy in 2021 and had successfully defended it in 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Globacom, which applauded Amusan for the remarkable accomplishment, said in a statement on Tuesday that her triumph, “despite her recent setback, has demonstrated that she is a bright professional who still has a lot to give the world of athletics”.

“With the third Diamond League trophy in her kitty, Amusan remains a true African ambassador at the world stage and an inspiration to millions of youths who look up to her as a role model”, Globacom said.

The company praised Amusan for embodying the resilience and work spirit of the Nigerian people and challenged her to keep progressing, win more laurels, and create a lasting impression on the world of athletics stage.

Amusan has now won three 100m hurdles championships, making her the second woman in Diamond League history to do so after Dawn Nelson-Harper.

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Mohbad: Ikorodu ‘Cultist’ Threatens to Kill Naira Marley (Video)



By Eric Elezuo

A man, who identified himself as Obama, in a viral video, posted by Ogunsuyi Kehinde David @kennywhite234, has threatened to kill Afro hip hop singer, Naira Marley, if he comes to Ikorodu.

The man, who appeared pissed off at the burial site of Mohbad, and said to be cult leader, was seen issuing death threat at Marley in company of other equally aggrieved young people. They accused the musician of being responsible for Mohbad’s tragic death on Tuesday.

It is imperative to note that ever since the death of the 27 year-old singer was announced, the internet has been awash with accusations of culpability against Naira Marley. They said he knows one or two things concerning the death.

Recall that Mohbad and Naira Marley were once part of the same music family. Mohbad, a young rapper, was signed to Naira Marley’s record label called Marlian Records. However, things between them turned sour, and they went their separate ways in 2022. There were hints of trouble before their split.

Mohbad had posted messages on social media, suggesting that he felt threatened and was having problems with Naira Marley and his team. He even shared photos from a hospital bed, claiming he was assaulted. This made people wonder if there were issues between them.

While many suspected that their disagreements might have played a part in Mohbad’s tragic death, there is no concrete evidence to confirm this.

Furthermore, the exact details of what happened between Mohbad and Naira Marley are still sketchy but nonetheless the music community is sad and it appears their anger is directed at the “Soapy” crooner.

Apart from the Ikorodo threat, Naira Marley has received condemnations and more concerning the death of Mohbad.

Mohbad, who died on Tuesday, was hurriedly buried on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after his death.

More will surely be heard concerning the death of Mohbad in the days ahead.

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Rema Wins Best Afrobeats at MTV Video Music Award



Nigerian music star Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, emerged winner of the first Best Afrobeats award at the MTV Video Music Award in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America Tuesday.

Rema won for his collaborative effort with International star Selena Gomez on the record ‘Calm Down.’

Organisers of the show unveiled the best afrobeats category in the 2023 edition.

Rema’s ‘Calm Down,’ was nominated alongside Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty,’ Davido feat Musa Key’s ‘Unavailable,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Libianca’s ‘People,’ Wizkid feat Ayrra Starr’s ‘2 Sugar,’ and Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana.

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