“Having a swimming pool without fencing in a compound where we have tiny tots that are hyper and want to play in the water, like they sometimes do, with daddy could spell disaster.” [Godwin Guobadia]

Here is a Tabloid’s way of writing about the incident that took a way the little boy of David Adeleke, the Nigerian celebrity also known as Davido:

“On 20 October, when Davido and his wife, Chioma, marked the third birthday of Ifeanyi Adeleke, their son, Davido made a simple request to God.

In a prayer he shared on Instagram, he asked God to allow the boy to grow greater than he is.

“I pray with all my heart that God grants you perfect health and pure happiness for as long as humanly possible. You will grow to be greater than me, Happy birthday, son @davidifeanyiadeleke!”, the singer wrote.

But just 10 days after, God had a different idea. He took the boy away by drowning, causing anguish for the inconsolable parents, friends, and relations.

Ifeanyi’s death brought back the memory of a similar tragic accident, death by accidental drowning of Dbanj’s one-year-old son.

The incident happened in Dbanj’s Lagos home in June 2018.”


The Bible, introduces God to us all [for faith comes by hearing] Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. No one knew God without knowledge of the Bible, what our fathers of faith has pass unto us, and what we see with our eyes, as witness to his existence. In this same bible, we have read of the death of children too, the same bible that tells of the omnipotence of God. This said publisher sees it as God’s disappointing. This man behind the tabloid in an attempt to sell his atheism, says God has disappointed Davido, but how about we saying Davido disappointed God? Here is the take of the universe. To know a great man you must understudy him and do all you can to know his mind towards matters and why he did some things. If we do not attempt this task, we have failed to know this man truly and whatever we say concerning him is false and just our own way to rubbish or make him look bad with his powers. Hear what apostle paul says of Christians in the book of 1 Corinthians 2:16, “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” If we, therefore,do not seek to know God, we can not say accurately why some things happens of befalls us as we sojourn on this earth, or take pleasure in mocking those who profess faith in this God. By the way, the journey to know God is unending, for God’s way is too high for us to fully grasp or understand. Apostle paul says of christ: Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death. There is a law that God himself does not break. He commands man to have dominion and subdue the earth. Therefore, we must be careful what we do with the universe; it is left to us to make it habitable or not. But he put into the universe all that is needed to make it more beautify and enjoyable if we do the right thing. For example, God made the earth to reproduce seed put into it., but we can also decide to put in mines to blow up those we hate. Therefore, whatever man does to the earth is left to man. Another law is that of parenting. The children whom God has given to us. The bible says in the book of Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Note the bible says the way he should go, but that way is what we think is the right way; we influence cajole, teach, train correct to get him in this “way”, Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. God does not intervene in the way you want to raise your children, but gave you your responsibility to bring them up in His way. so too, it is our responsibility to protect, care for them.1 Samuel 1:3 And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there.1 Samuel 2:34 And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them. The above scriptures are a classic example of what God expects of us as parent; raise our children well. there are many others who suffer for failing to raise them well, that was thier responsibility. When David’s son raped his half sister, what did David do to discipline him? That is failing in his responsibility as a father. He failed and what followed was blood shed in his household!. because these children are God’s heritage. In this responsibility, we set the rules, raise borders, and guide them while they are toddlers; we watch thier growth. Are they a restless type? then we know where to place the TV set, we know whether that door should have a lock and if that stair case should have an automatic closing door. we know and do a lot of things. They may take away our comfort because that child is the restless type and must be protected. A couple who can afford to have the best of furniture in the house postponed that because the triplet whom God gave them are the hyper type. From thier observation, the middle one will slash the leather sofas in no time, followed by the senior, who always emulate the middle one. It is not every child that responds to our order; some need prodding and pushing. it is our responsibility to know the one we have. Having a swimming pool without fencing in a compound where we have tiny tots that are hyper and want to play in the water like they sometimes do with daddy could spell disaster.

At some point in life, we may look messy and our life haphazard, but that may be the little change we have to put up with in order to protect and make sure these little blighters are safe and sound.


Published by godwinguobadia

Pastor, life coach, motivational speaker and a christian apologist; a husband and a father.

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