Celebrated Nigerian Crooner David Adeleke, alias Davido has been thrown into sudden mourning following the death of one of his security personnel identified as Tijani Aka TJ.
Announcing Tijani’s demise on Instagram, an Instagram user identified as Cutie_juls revealed that the singer’s bodyguard worked for Davido for close to six years.
He went on to add that although TJ’s exact causes of death are still unclear, the young man had been suffering from diabetes for a better part of his life.
“Wow! This gentleman’s death will really hit David. His main bodyguard for over 6-yrs. Not sure of the cause of his death yet but aI have known he’s been battling diabetes for a long time. May his soul rest in peace,” Cutie wrote.
Sharing the tear-inducing news to Twitter, Davido shared a few details of how TJ was a source of motivation and was always there for him even during the times he was reluctant to perform or step out.
“You were such a big person with a baby heart. Everyone loved you… I wanna wake up late for a show so you’d come and carry me again … I don’t even know what I’m typing man… RIP UNCLE TIJANI,” Davido wrote.
Following Tijani’s death, Nigerian netizens had mixed reactions as seen below;
— Davido (@davido) December 9, 2020