David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has revealed that he and Chioma Rowland married while they were grieving the death of their 3-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.
According to Tribune Online, the singer and Chioma decided to marry because they wanted to support each other and stay strong as a family during this difficult time.
Davido, who released his highly anticipated ‘Timeless’ album on Friday, March 31st, revealed that he faced numerous challenges in the previous months. He explained that in order for them to face their difficult situation together, he needed to be a pillar of strength for Chioma, not just as her lover but also as her husband.
“At that moment, we went through a lot together and we had to be there for each other to get through that moment and be ready for what was coming-Timeless. Now that we have crossed over that moment, it is time to show the world that I am ready for this,” Davido said.
The Afrobeat sensation revealed that “Timeless” underwent at least three different phases before the final version was settled upon.
Although the album features several high-energy tracks with good vibes, the singer acknowledged that grieving the loss of his son had an impact on the project.
“Before my son passed on, we had finished the album. But it was a tragic situation and I really had to calm myself down and take a step back.”
“On the album, you will hear a couple of songs that might take you back and into some emotions … you will definitely hear me talk about a couple of things I’ve been through personally.”