Nigerian Afrobeats singer, David Adeleke, nicknamed Davido, claims that the success of his fourth studio album “Timeless” is helping him heal over the loss of his son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, who was just three years old.
Recall that the singer lost his son when he drowned in a pool at his residence in Banana Island, Lagos State, in October 2022. In an interview with Hot 107.9 FM, Atlanta, United States, After his son drowned in a pool at his home on Banana Island, Lagos State, in October 2022, the musician claimed it took him three months to begin songwriting for his album.
He said, “It is a special album to me, you know what I’m saying. Of course, after taking a long break, just coming back to having people really m*ss with the music. You know, sometimes you do an album, you probably get like four or three on there that are like big singles…”
When asked how he is feeling now, the OBO crooner said, “It hasn’t been easy. I just thank God for being able to do my job, to sit here and talk to you. There was a point when I felt I wouldn’t be able to do my job. So, I’m just happy I’m able to be creative again.
“The success of the album has been part of my healing process. After like three months [after Ifeanyi’s demise] I was able to work again. Shootouts to all the producers that came through.”
Bird in his album artwork symbolizes his late son, Ifeanyi
Davido also disclosed that the bird on the left side of his album artwork symbolizes his late son Ifeanyi Adeleke who died in October 2022.
In a recent chat with Hot 107.9 FM, Atlanta, United States, Davido opened up about the bird symbolism on his Timeless’ Album Cover and paid tribute to his late son Ifeanyi Adeleke.
Given the reason for putting the bird on his album cover, he said his late son Baby Ifeanyi had a deep love for nature, particularly elephants, and was present while recording half the songs on his “Timeless” album.