The song’s dedication to Davido’s ex-girlfriend Chioma Rowland was overlooked when it was released as a single in 2018. Because of words like: “before my liver starts to fail, you’re the one I need” and “you’re the one I want before cassava starts to hail,” this song had a significant message. There was no doubt that Davido had fallen head over heels in love with Chioma and that nothing would ever be able to stand in their way…or so they believed.
However, four years later, the love between Davido and Chioma seems to have faded, and the same admirers who had hoped that the love would bring them to the altar, are now asking what is happening. What happened to Davido’s pledge to Chioma that he would keep his word? Is Davido still smitten by Chioma’s beauty?
A year after they first became romantically involved, Davido announced their engagement to Chioma. Even before the rumors of Chioma’s love for Davido surfaced in 2018, the connection was already making a lot of buzz. Davido, on the other hand, did everything he could to show the public how much he cared for Chioma, including giving her a Porsche as a birthday present.
It wasn’t long until Davido proposed to Chioma, just a few days after meeting her for the first time. In the same year, they became parents to Ifeanyi, their son. When Coronavirus struck in September 2019, many people expected Davido and Chioma to have their family introduction in preparation for their upcoming wedding in 2020.
When it came to the marriage, things were in flux. However, in some interviews in 2020, Davido stated that the marriage could take place the following year, but rumors of a potential breakdown in the once lovely relationship began to circulate in the social media in December 2020, when Davido hosted an American model in Lagos. Davido was the model’s host for the holidays and the start of the new year.
There was a lot of skepticism in Nigeria regarding the rumors that Davido and Chioma’s relationship was on the verge of breaking up. When Nigerians woke up in February 2021, they were surprised to find pictures from a nightclub in the United States showing Davido and Mya Yafai, holding hands.
Mya Yafaii, the ex-girlfriend of American rapper Young Ma, was rumored to have spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve with Davido in December, according to reports.
Their relationship appeared to have taken off, as they were seen together again in Ghana, spending quality time together. Now that the secret had been revealed, the entire world could see that this once-perfect couple was in trouble. As part of their amazing encounter, both lovers flew all the way to Accra, Ghana, to be with each other once more. “I Love You Africa” was Yafai’s Instagram post about her trip to Africa. This clearly enraged Chioma, as she made her feelings known. “I can no longer offer my support, friendship, or loyalty where it is not returned,” she wrote on Instagram. As a result, she started deleting all of the captions from pictures of herself with the musician. The ‘I love you’ statement that accompanied the picture of her engagement ring was one of the erased captions. The ring was also removed from her finger.
The dramas and counter-dramas
The photos of Davido and Mya Yafaii caused a lot of stir on social media, as a lot of Nigerians took to various social media pages to bare their minds. In the midst of all these however, Davido and Chioma kept quiet, fuelling the rumours that the love between them had gone sour. Unknown to some people, the pair had taken unto social media to send cryptic messages on their relationships.
Davido and Chioma’s Social media messages
In May 2021, the sour romance between Chioma Rowland and Davido hit a new low, as she called the father of her son, ‘Bro’, an abbreviation for ‘brother’. She was congratulating Davido over his decade in music and wrote this loveless message on Twitter: “Congratulations bro, 10 years of great music, blessing and changing lives for the better. So happy for you .” This casual message to a former partner was certainly bereft of any endearment, indirectly telling a message of a relationship gone sour.
Chioma’s tweet was certainly her payback to Davido for his comment on her birthday weeks before his music anniversary. On her birthday, Davido had written “Congrats, Mama Ify”. And Chioma responded by saying: ‘Thank You’.
Virtually 2021 was spent by Davido and Chioma, accusing and counter accusing each other. It was even rumoured that Chioma and Davido got into a terrible fight that left Chioma with some scars and marks.
Davido reunites with Chioma
On Saturday, October 23, 2021, Davido reunited with Chioma Rowland to celebrate the second birthday of their son, Ifeanyi Adeleke. That was the first time Davido and Chioma were seen together since the news of their separation emerged, early that year. They both posed for the cameras at their son’s birthday party. Some fans were nevertheless not impressed by this, as they believed the duo had to come together for their son and were not yet close to reconciliation. Many commentators even claimed Chioma distanced herself from Davido at the party.
Davido reunites with Chioma again
Early 2022, Davido had another reunion with his estranged baby mama, Chioma Rowland at a family gathering. In a video that surfaced online, the singer and Chioma were spotted hanging out with some of Davido’s family members including his elder brother, Adewale, cousin B-Red and personal lawyer, Bobo Ajudua and their families. This second chance at a reunion, got many fans wondering if this was going to be the one that brings them back together.
Ever since their reunion in January, the pair seemed to have decided to spend more time with each other, and this is starting to get music fans excited, once again.
Chioma attended Davido’s concert at the London O2 Arena early March , as he sent his private jet to pick up Chioma and their son, Ifeanyi ahead of the concert. They were also seen in several outings together, weeks after Davido’s show ended.
The singer also recently sang passionately to one of his old songs dedicated to Chioma, Assurance, and the lovely video emerged online. Davido sang the song at the after party of his hugely successful London O2 Arena show and fans could not stop talking about it, as they expressed their admiration for them . Some fans even turned prayer warriors on their behalf, hoping that finally, the two lovers would get married.