Nigerian Afrobeats sensation, Davido, has opened up about how the success of his latest album, “Timeless,” has played a significant role in his journey of healing following the devastating loss of his three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.
In a recent interview with Hot 107.9 FM in Atlanta, Georgia, Davido shared that it took him three months to gather the emotional strength to begin recording songs for his album.
The heartbreaking incident of his son’s passing at his residence in Banana Island, Lagos State, in October 2022 had deeply affected him, and it took time for him to process the grief.
The talented artist acknowledged that the success of his album played a vital part in his recovery.
The positive reception and support from his fans and the music community have been instrumental in providing solace and a sense of purpose during a challenging period of his life.
In his words;
“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, he said;
“It hasn’t been easy. I just thank God for being able to do my job, to sit here talk to you. There was a point that 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.”