D’banj, a Nigerian singer, entertainer, and entrepreneur, and wife Lineo Kilgrow, have lost their one-year-old son, Daniel Oyebanjo III.
The toddler reportedly drowned at a pool in the singer’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Although the news filtered in on Sunday evening, the singer confirmed the sad news in the early hours of Monday, June 25, 2018.
The singer took to his Instagram page to post a black image with the caption: “Trying Times. But my God is Always and Forever Faithful.”
The corpse of the child has been reportedly moved to the morgue.
D’banj is currently in Los Angeles to attend the 2018 BET Awards when the death of his son occurred.
The singer marked the first birthday of his son, in May.
Another singer, Davido, who won the Best International act at BET Awards on Monday morning, paid his condolence to Dbanj on his son’s death in his acceptance speech.
The Moment @iam_Davido was announced the winner of the Best international act at the #betawards #betawards2018 .. he also gave condolences to Dbanj.. what a man, Africa to the world, Nigeria to the world pic.twitter.com/mRAOzUeJfy
— Blondie (@glitzy_cynthia) June 25, 2018
The singer’s other colleagues and fans alike have also been commiserating with him.
May God comfort Dbanj and his house hold ?? no amount of word is enough to heal or console at times like this but strength from the almighty to see you through it we pray for ??
— Olamide Adedeji (@olamide_YBNL) June 25, 2018
The loss of a child is totally unbearable and can't be understood..
I spoke to God yesterday. Asked Him why?? Sometimes I ask…. why? It's painful…too painful abeg…. I sympathise with Dbanj and his family..???
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) June 25, 2018
Stay strong dbanj. ?? pic.twitter.com/ZWUHRsoerH
— Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt (@djjimmyjatt) June 24, 2018
I cannot imagine what Dbanj, his wife and family are going through right now. This is so heartbreaking.
— Name: (@DamiElebe) June 24, 2018
— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) June 24, 2018
Prayers to Dbanj and his family. May God be with you my brother ??
— Wale (@Wale) June 25, 2018
Wow!!???! !! Praying for strength for u and your family Dbanj! ???God’s own ❤️❤️?
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) June 25, 2018
I pray for strength for dbanj and his wife and family in general during this very difficult period. God knows best. It is well??
— Aramide (@AramideMusic) June 24, 2018
Prayers of to Dbanj. ?
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) June 25, 2018