Awful Loss: Nigerian Celebrities Who Had Lost Their Sons


Losing a kid is one of the most heartbreaking situations any parent can go through, and sadly, several Nigerian celebrities have had to go through this heartbreaking sorrow.
We look at some of the renowned Nigerian celebrities who have lost their sons in this piece.


D’banj, a well-known Nigerian singer and performer, and his wife Lineo Didi have lost their son, Daniel. Daniel Oyebanjo III, who turned one year old in May, died in 2018 after drowning in a pool at Dbanj’s home in ikoyi, Lagos State.

Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie, a Nollywood actor, recently lost his first son, Kambilichukwu Edochie.
The boy died two months after Edochie and his wife, Mary Edochie, celebrated his 16th birthday.


Davido (David Adeleke), a Nigerian Afrobeat artist, and his wife, chef Chioma Rowland, lost their three-year-old son Ifeanyi in December 2022.

Eucharia Anunobi

On August 22, 2017, the Owerri-born actress-turned-evangelist lost her 15-year-old son to sickle cell anemia. Her death occurred after a contentious divorce from her spouse.
Eucharia’s son was his sole child.

Mr. Ibu

Mr. Ibu, a Nollywood actor and comedian, lost his son, Emmanuel Mandela Okafor, when he was two years old.

According to reports, Emmanuel became ill and was admitted to LUTH. Regrettably, he did not survive.

Aisha Falode

Aisha Falode, ace sports broadcaster and Head of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Media Committee, lost her only son Oloruntoba in Dubai on February 15, 2014.
According to Dubai police records, the 19-year-old was slain.

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