Davido Opens Up About Difficult Times and Loss, Shares Father’s Day Reflections

Davido Opens Up About Difficult Times and Loss, Shares Father’s Day Reflections

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Nigerian Afrobeat sensation, Davido, whose real name is David Adeleke, recently revealed that he has been facing challenging times in his life.


This disclosure came during the Father’s Day celebration in 2023.

It is important to note that Davido experienced a devastating loss when his first son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, tragically passed away on October 31, 2022, in a drowning accident at his Banana Island mansion’s swimming pool.

Acknowledging the first Father’s Day since the heartbreaking incident, Davido took to his Instagram story to express how deeply his son’s death has affected him.

Despite the difficult circumstances, the singer took a moment to express gratitude to God for giving him strength.

He wrote, “Difficult Father’s Day for me… But I thank God for strength.

Some days will be like this.


Tears fill my eyes, but I’ll be alright! Forever!”

Struggles and Sacrifices: Davido’s Early Days in the Music Industry

In addition to his recent challenges, Davido also shared insights into his early days in the music industry and the lengths he went to pursue his passion.

During an interview with ABtalks, he revealed that he resorted to drastic measures, including stealing his father’s properties, to finance his music aspirations.

Davido recounted how his father, Adedeji Adeleke, initially did not support his musical ambitions and refused to provide financial backing.

This lack of support occurred at a critical juncture in Davido’s career when he desired to return to Nigeria but faced opposition from his father.

With determination in his heart, Davido took matters into his own hands and sought alternative means to fund his dreams.

He made difficult choices and sacrifices to establish himself in the music industry, proving his unwavering commitment to his craft.

These revelations highlight the struggles Davido has faced both personally and professionally.


Despite the immense difficulties he has encountered, he remains resilient and determined to overcome any obstacles that come his way.

Davido’s story serves as a reminder that even in the face of adversity, one can find the strength to persevere and achieve success.

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