D’banj opens up on losing son

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.

D’banj [Photo: @iambangalee]

“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


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