The one-year-old son of Nigerian music star D’banj has drowned in a pool at his home in the commercial city of Lagos.
D’banj has not commented on Sunday’s incident but posted a black image on his Instagram account with the caption: “Trying Times . But my God is Always and Forever Faithful.”
He was in Los Angeles attending the BET awards ceremony when his son died.
The Afrobeats star gained world fame for his 2012 hit, Oliver Twist.
A family friend has confirmed the news to the BBC but has said there would be no further statement.