Davido Seen Having Fun For The First Time After Loss Of His Son Ifeanyi Ahead Of His Performance In The World Cup Finale

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Davido, Nigerian afrobeat star, has been seen dancing in Qatar as he prepares to make an appearance at the FIFA 2022 World Cup’s closing ceremony.

Davido Seen For The First Time After Loss Of His Son Ifeanyi Ahead Of His Performance In The World Cup Finale

In addition to other artists, Davido is scheduled to perform at the Mundial’s closing ceremony on Sunday.

Bernard Colignon, a player agent certified by FIFA, shared a video of Davido on his Instagram story on Thursday.

Alongside Ghanaian musician Stonebwoy, Davido could be seen hanging out with Bernard in the video.

Following the devastating death of his adored son Ifeanyi in October, this will be Davido’s second outing in the public.

The first time the music star was seen in public after the untimely demise of his son was when he attended the swearing-in of his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke on November 27, 2022 as the governor of Osun State, Nigeria.

Davido’s planned performance at the World Cup grand finale on Sunday will be the singer’s first concert since the demise of his son.

Davido

David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, is an American-Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on November 21, 1992.

His music fuses worldwide pop with traditional African themes.

Davido released “Dami Duro,” the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo, in 2012 and went on to win the Next Rated Award at The Headies (2012).

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He recorded several successful singles between 2013 and 2015, and in January 2016, he agreed to a record deal with Sony Music.

He subsequently established the record company Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), which has signed artists like Mayorkun, Liya, Peruzzi, and Dremo.

In July 2016, Sony’s RCA Records and Davido agreed to a record deal. His five-track EP Son of Mercy, which included the singles “Gbagbe Oshi,” “How Long,” and “Coolest Kid in Africa,” was released in October 2016.

Due to problems with creative autonomy, Davido renegotiated his contract with Sony in April 2017. Later that year, he released five songs, including “If” and “Fall.”

While “Fall” became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history, “If” sparked global social media engagement.

Davido Seen For The First Time After Loss Of His Son Ifeanyi Ahead Of His Performance In The World Cup Finale

Davido is renowned for being dubbed “The king of current afrobeats.”

What Happened To Davido?

Many people were interested in what transpired after reports went viral that Nigerian musician Davido has lost his son.

According to reports, Ifeanyi, Davido’s son, drowned in the family swimming pool at their Lagos home when he was just 3 years old.

Reports in Nigeria claimed that Ifeanyi passed away on Monday, October 31, just a few days after his third birthday, following the drowning incident.

Ifeanyi apparently spent a long time in the water before being discovered, and although he was taken to the hospital right away after being found, he was later declared dead on arrival.

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David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, and his lover Chioma Rowland were reportedly not home when the unfortunate incident occurred. He has two other kids (daughters) from a prior relationships.

2022 World Cup Closing Ceremony

On Sunday, the World Cup’s final ceremony will take place as the curtain comes down on the 2022 competition. On the said day, Lionel Messi and Argentina will try to defeat the reigning champions France.

The organizers will be keen to leave a lasting positive picture for fans to remember the event, with the world’s attention concentrated on Qatar for the final time in the tournament.

Along with Indian actress and artist Nora Fatehi, prominent names like Nigerian-American musician Davido will perform.

On December 18, the ceremony commences at the Lusail Stadium two hours before the kick-off of the World Cup final. The World Cup final will kick-off at 4 p.m. local time, or 1 p.m. in the UK and 8 a.m. on the US East Coast.

Who will perform at the World Cup closing ceremony?

FIFA has held its cards close to its breast over who will perform at the closing ceremony in order to preserve a sense of excitement.

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But that doesn’t mean we don’t already know some of the artists who will participate.

Davido’s buddies announced earlier this month that he had been selected to perform at the ceremony. Since the American-Nigerian musician has lately been spotted in Qatar, it seems relatively safe to assume that he will perform on Sunday.

Davido Seen For The First Time After Loss Of His Son Ifeanyi Ahead Of His Performance In The World Cup Finale

Artist from Puerto Rico Ozuna is scheduled to perform with him. His song, Arhbo, was featured on the FIFA official tournament soundtrack.

Nora Fatehi, a Canadian-Moroccan singer, is expected to play at Lusail Stadium on Sunday.

Expect a live performance of her song Light The Sky, which also includes Balqees and Rahma Riad and was used on FIFA’s World Cup soundtrack.

How to watch the World Cup closing ceremony

The BBC decided not to broadcast the opening ceremony live on TV, but instead streamed it on BBC iPlayer; the same is anticipated for the closing ceremony this time around.

You may watch the action on either station because the BBC and ITV have the rights to broadcast the final.

Where can UK residents watch the World Cup’s closing ceremony on TV?

  • BBC One
  • BBC iPlayer
  • ITV 1
  • ITVX

Where can Americans and Canadians watch the World Cup’s closing ceremony on television?

  • TV: FS1, Telemundo Deportes (USA), The Sports Network (Canada)
  • Live stream: fuboTV, Peacock (USA) CTV, RDS (Canada)

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