Davido loses his personal bodyguard

Davido and his bodyguard TeeJay

The personal bodyguard of Nigeria singer Davido has died.

Ogbeide Tijani Olamilekan, also known as TeeJay, passed away on Tuesday morning after suffering an illness for a while.

Taking to Instagram to initially announce the news one user from the artiste’s camp said TeeJay’s death had really hit Davido.

He revealed that the late 36-year-old had worked with the ‘If’ hitmaker for many years.

“Not sure of the cause of his death yet but aI have known he’s been battling with diabetes for a long time. May his soul rest in peace,” he added.

Although, Davido had been silent after the news went viral, he took to his Instagram account a day later to reveal he was having a hard time coming to terms with the news.

“Please tell me I am dreaming, my Tj gone? What imma do without you uncle Tj ehn?”

“11 years you did all for me, put me before you at all times…all the times I wouldn’t wanna wake up for a show or flight you’d carry me like a baby in the car…no matter what I did right or wrong you were there for me,” he wrote.

He reminisced about their times together through the struggles, shows and flights.

“You were such a big person with a baby heart … everyone loved you .. I wanna wake up late for a show so you’d come and carry me again … I don’t even know what I’m typing man … RIP UNCLE TIJANI … tired of being “STRONG, [SIC]” Davido added.