Nigerian singer, entertainer and entrepreneur, D’banj and wife Lineo Didi Kilgrow have lost their 13 month old son, Daniel Oyebanjo III. He is said to have drowned at a pool in the singer’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos on Sunday afternoon, the 24th of June 2018.
D’Banj arrived in Los Angeles, from Nigeria, two days prior to an Award ceremony. In the meantime, his wife who was in Nigeria with their son, was entertaining guests (relatives), at their home, about a day before the event. During her duties as host, she entrusted the care of her child with her guests and went to a different room in the home. When she returned, her child was nowhere to be found. The guests had allegedly become preoccupied with other things they missed the exit of the child and his wandering into the pool. He was later found in their pool and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, upon arrival.
Condolence messages have kept pouring in from celebrities to D’banj over the death of his son and the one from Genevieve Nnaji is really emotional. She wrote: “Pls join me in saying this prayer as we commiserate with the Oyebanjo family at this time. We can never fully understand the pain of others but every little prayer helps. @iambangalee our hearts break with yours. Stay strong my dear. ❤️ ,” she wrote.
Banky W writes: “Sending prayers up for @iambangalee, his wife and their entire family. This is a nightmare. Heart wrenching news. May God strengthen and comfort y’all in this absolutely terrible time, in Jesus name.”
Don Jazzy said he “just heard the worst news in a long time.”