Utibe, The Boy Who Sang Davido’s ‘If’ Song Loses Mother


Y’all remember Utibe? The young boy who went viral some weeks back after he was videoed singing Davido‘s song “IF”?! Yeah you do! The person who recorded the video revealed that not only does Utibe not go to school but has to hunt snails and assist his mother, who was abandoned by her husband. Hismother was paralysed and has 4 kids depending on her. They were also living in ramshackle hut made of raffia palms that looked ready to fall any minute until Davido came along to help renovate the house for them.

Sadly the mother didn’t live to enjoy all this as it was reported that Utibe lost his mother this morning. Details surrounding her death are still sketchy. He wrote:

“Rest in peace UTIBES MUM.. U struggled to live, u where always telling me u want to start business I told u to recover first, now I got a call u are gone so soon,  if life was to be sold I will buy some more years for u…I tried to battle with ur health,but my best wasn’t good enough, Who will look after  utibe and the two younger sisters.. Who will live in the huz we are building for u… I just wish u slept in that huz even for a second.. My heart is heavy. But GOD knows best. Rip ma’am,” Sham wrote on IG today.