The award-winning Afrobeats artist, David Adeleke, better known by his stage name, Davido, secretly married his long-time lover, Chioma Rowland, only five days after their baby died.
Remember that on November 1st, the internet was ablaze with reports of their son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, drowning in a swimming pool at his father’s residence in Banana Island, Lagos State.
According to reports, Chioma’s kinsmen prevented the Adeleke family from burying Ifeanyi, alleging that the deceased was their son because Chioma was not legally married to Davido. A custom observed in areas of Igbo Land.
The Daily Sun reports that Chioma’s bride price was paid in a discreet and private traditional marriage ceremony in Lagos on Friday, November 4, 2022, before the deceased was buried on November 5.
Davido’s family, the Adelekes, were welcomed by Chioma’s kinsmen from Ezeala Odu, Owerre Nkwoji, in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, at Chioma’s family mansion in Lekki, Lagos, where the traditional marriage took place on November 4, 2022.
On Monday, January 2, 2023, the last marriage rites were to be completed in Chioma’s homeland in Imo State.
Davido recently updated his marital status on Wikipedia.