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‘Davido has not reached out to anyone in my family; Tagbo’s autopsy out on Monday’ – Sister

One of the tragic news that hit the net this week, was the death of Tagbo Umeike a friend of Nigerian popstar, Davido!

Tagbo was alleged to have died after drinking several shots of tequila during a night out with friends in Lagos.


However, Tagbo’s friend and actress, Caroline Danjuma, accused Davido and his team of dumping Tagbo’s body at a general hospital in Lagos Island and fled. In the wake of several conflicting reports on the incident, Sunday Scoop spoke exclusively with Tagbo’s immediate elder sister, Equi Arakada, who is based in the United Kingdom.

She was badly shaken and it was clear to see that the sad incident was causing her great grief.

“I am a year older than he was, and October 3 was supposed to be his 35th birthday. They’re trying to portray him as a drunk or useless person, and that’s not true. There’s more to social media than what we see on the screen. He was not married and he didn’t have any kids. He was an engineer but he was trying to diversify into the music business. Not as a musician, but maybe as a record label owner,” she said.

Continuing, she said,

“He could upload some pictures of himself hanging out with his friends, but that does not mean that he doesn’t have anything else he does with his life. He was a very caring and outgoing person, and he had a great future ahead of him. I would definitely not wish what we, his loved ones, are going through right now on anybody.

Nobody deserves to die the way he did; abandoned at a time he needed help the most. Nobody deserves the nonchalance that the parties involved are displaying. It’s really unfair. Our dad is late, and my mum is taking this one day at a time.

Davido has not reached out to anyone in my family; not me, my mum, or Tagbo’s brother. I only knew about my brother’s friendship with Davido through social media; I had never met him. But they’ve been friends for some time now because I often see pictures of them together. I’m not really familiar with many of the artistes in Nigeria, but I know that on the night of the incident, Tagbo was with Davido and Dammy Krane.

Right now, we’re trying to gather as much information as possible to aid the investigation. All we need is justice; we don’t need any financial gain from this sad incident. We would dig to the root of the matter and find out if it was the negligence of anybody that led to this, or there was any sort of tampering involved. The autopsy would be conducted on Monday; any contrary news is false.”

However, Davido and his team have refused to make any comment on the matter. When Sunday Scoop put a call through to Davido’s manager, Asa Asika, he said, “We don’t have any comment on this matter; there is nothing to say.”

Meanwhile, the police have also confirmed that the autopsy would be carried out on Monday.



  1. Okoro Chinasa

    October 8, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Lesson learnt , don’t follow the crowd

  2. Sophia Uzuegbu

    October 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Love of money

  3. Hope Amarachi Opara

    October 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

    This is sad, my condolence to the family… Justice must be served cold! :/

  4. Celine Brown

    October 8, 2017 at 10:24 am

    This is so shameful! Though I dint expect much from dis egocentric n self centered human called davido. Well dis is a lesson to all dat don’t choose der friends wisely. If tagbo was told dat dis will happen to him n his awesome celebrity friend would abandon him n even in death still goes for a show outside the country he wouldn’t have believed.

  5. Laila Mohammed

    October 8, 2017 at 10:27 am

    D treated him so badly when he needed help he did not see those his friends again dat too bad

  6. St Azha

    October 8, 2017 at 11:33 am


  7. Emma Cletus

    October 8, 2017 at 10:33 am

    come on davido we no no u like this o

  8. Onyero Lynda Ify

    October 8, 2017 at 10:34 am

    That’s y I always want to be on my own….nothing like friend ….it doesn’t exist

  9. Blez Moremmy

    October 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

    RIP… so who really took d guy to hospital self….

  10. Michael C Anosike

    October 8, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Sorry, He used your brother for money rituals

  11. Chisom Martins

    October 8, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Davido is an idiot if he doesn’t see his family

  12. Adanna Umeh

    October 8, 2017 at 11:16 am


  13. Ikujesumuyiwa

    October 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Maybe Davido should have made a calling through road the family of Tagbo. Its cost nothing and show his respect for his friend

  14. Efe Obasuyi Michael

    October 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm

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  15. Azagba Stanley Answer

    October 8, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    You guys should stop blaming someone till you get to the root of what ever that must have happened.

  16. Queen Precious Ufuoma

    October 8, 2017 at 1:18 pm


  17. Angelica

    October 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Unfriendly friends

  18. teemah

    October 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Is it true that Tagbo was a sickler(SS)? I think his health status should be tabled so that we do not play the ” trading of blames game”!

  19. Precious Onyedika Aniakor

    October 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    That tequila, I always warn my friends about tequila..

  20. Ewemade Peace Ogboe

    October 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Lol, take heart so sad to hear.

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