Ifeanyi Adeleke, Davido’s three-year-old son, drowned on Monday, October 31, according to a Nigerian police spokesman.
Local police have detained eight domestic workers in connection with the incident, which is said to have occurred in the swimming pool at the home of the Afrobeats star and his fiancée, chef and influencer Chioma Rowland.
Davido, real name David Adedeji, and his partner were allegedly not at home at the time of the incident.
According to police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin, the couple’s domestic staff called police at 10 p.m. local time (9pm GMT).
“We are reviewing the CCTV cameras to get additional information about the circumstances of his death,” Mr Hundeyin said. “His body has been deposited in the morgue. We are in touch with his parents. In fact, they were with us last night.”
Nigerians have since taken to social media to express their condolences for the family.