Wizkid, a popular Nigerian singer, appears to have sympathized with his fellow singer, Davido, following news of his son, Ifeanyi Adeleke’s death.
It is worth recalling that the little boy, who turned 3 a few days ago, died after drowning in the swimming pool in his father’s house in Banana Island on Monday, October 31st. He was taken to the hospital immediately but unfortunately pronounced dead on arrival by one of the doctors.
Shortly after the report was shared on social media on Monday night, Wizkid took to his Twitter page at around 11:33 pm to promote his upcoming album, “More Love, Less Ego”, which is due to drop this Friday, November 4th.
Although the news of Ifeanyi’s death was unconfirmed at the time as social media users waited for his parents to release a statement about the tragic viral news.
Upon seeing the uproar on social media, the grammy award winner deleted the promotional tweet in less than a minute.
Wizkid’s action drew massive backlash on social media as internet users praised him for reading the article and for being sensitive enough to respect Davido in his difficult times despite their alleged rift.
Read some reactions below,
@xothehybrid wrote, “Wizkid is so sensitive..remember when he gave Reekado a knock on the head on Twitter cos he wanted to drop a song when the country was in a tight spot. Most actually dragged him for it..some even said he should go beg Reekado“
@internationalnyeweli wrote, “He did good, no hate only sadness when a child dies”
@leeeymaarh wrote, “I like Wizkid he’s filled with empathy … Omo this is really sad
@bri_zyyy wrote, “He’s a father, he understands how this hurts, you can’t even wish for an enemy this kind of pain. It’s deep.”
It is worth recalling that a few days ago, the DMW boss shared an adorable video of himself and his son having a great time in the pool on his official social media page.
He can be seen in the video holding the little boy with both hands while carefully showing him how to swim and moving him around in the pool. (Watch the cute video here)