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Fact Check: Is Ifeanyi Adeleke Still Alive? Viral Video Is Misleading

Fact Check: Is Ifeanyi Adeleke Still Alive? Viral Video Is Misleading



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  • Ifeanyi Adeleke, the son of Nigerian afrobeat singer David Adeleke, is not alive, and the video you saw trending on social media is fake. He died after being drowned in a pool on October 31, 2022, and his body is still in the mortuary.

Ifeanyi Adeleke, the son of one of the greatest musicians Africa has ever produced, David Adeleke, died young, has made several headlines in media outlets across the world.

We have previously debunked a lot of false accusations relating to something concerning Davido, even prior to the passing of his only son.

Claims that he is somehow responsible for the deaths of those close to him throughout the years have been refuted by us.

None of that is true, and neither is a new claim being shared on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok: that Ifeanyi is alive and that he was able to come back to life with the help of an oxygen tank.

“Davido Son ifeanyi is Alive OXYGEN wake him up ooo davido and chioma confirms the news to the public,” reads the text over images and videos of Davido, Ifeanyi, and Chioma shared on Facebook on November 4.

Numerous individuals have read this message, but it has not yet been reported as false news or misinformation on Facebook.

Ifeanyi Adeleke drowned in the pool after leaving the cook and nanny in the living room on the week that his mother and father traveled separately, with his mother in Ibadan and his father in the United States.

As part of the investigation, law enforcement officials took all of the domestic workers and brought them to the station for questioning.

The nanny and the chef were eventually taken into custody while others were freed.

The police have said they will conduct an autopsy on the body of the late Ifeanyi.

Fact Check /Verification

Using the keyframes from the viral video as a starting point, we ran a reverse image search and discovered similar videos posted by a Nigerian living in Europe on YouTube and Facebook under the handle “Tessy Gist TV.”

After deep research, we found other posts shared by Tessy Gist TV that said Davido tweeted that Ifeanyi is alive, and another that she claimed Chioma posted, claiming her son is alive.

She also included an old clip from Davido’s COVID-19 lockdown experience in her post, and the poster falsely stated that the musician had just published it.

MandyNews discovered a number of posts that were circulated on all the major social media networks and that we believe were plagiarized from Tessy Gist TV.

On Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok, the hashtag #ifeanyiisalive is trending even as this investigation is being conducted.


MandyNews’s investigation reveals that the viral video claiming to show Ifeanyi Adeleke alive on a hospital bed is misleading. The little boy seen in the video is not Ifeanyi and Davido; Chioma hasn’t made any official statements since the passing of their son.

Result: False

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