Nigerian singer D’banj, real name Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, has opened up on the tragic death of his son Daniel Oyebanjo III at a swimming pool on June 2018.
In an interview with Beat FM London, the Kokomaster narrated that losing a child is not something one thinks about and when it occurred, it broke him.
“First, I want to thank everyone out there who has supported us, but the truth is in everything we do we need to give thanks to God and more importantly, I believe there is God that grated me the grace and mercy over my family and my wife to be able to be here today.
“It’s not something you wish for your worst enemy. To lose a child is not something you think about, and I have never thought about it before,” narrated the Oliver Twist hitmaker.
D’banj added that it was a difficult period in his life and had to undergo therapy in order to muster the strength to carry on.
“If I told you I thought about it unlike other things you asked me and I told you I am focused and I go in, this was one that broke me. This was just that it took the grace of God and a bit of therapy. I think I went for therapy once and I said this no be my style because it was bringing out so many things,” added the singer.
He, however, noted that he is on a path of recovery and will soon be a father.
“I am happy that over time I have been able to channel that into my music, which is more important for me. You haven’t heard any of them yet but very soon…because the most important thing that I believe and pray for is the restoration. I know that no matter how many time I tell my wife that everything is okay, God has to give us restoration. I am proud to say that in a few months’ time, I’m going to be a father again.”
Daniel Oyebanjo III – D’banj and wife Lineo Didi’s only son -drowned at the singer’s Lagos home while he was away in the United States of America for the BET Awards