Reactions as Iya Rainbow Uses Davido, Chioma’s Pre-wedding Pictures Late Husband

June 24, 2024

Veteran actress, Idowu Phillips, also known as Iya Rainbow, has faced mixed reactions from Nigerians after sharing a post that seemed to mourn her late husband, Ayanfemi, while using a pre-wedding photo of Davido and Chioma.

In the post, she reminisced about her wedding in the 1950s and lamented the loss of her husband, imagining how he would have reacted if she had passed away instead.

She wrote: “Haa I remember me and my dearest husband Alamu ogo on our wedding day in 1950s
“Happy married life Mr and Mrs Adeleke. My love, my sweet husband Ayanfemi although I know there is no use, sometimes my mind will wander to what it would have been like if life were reversed. If I had been the one that died that day.

“If I was the one who lay on the side of the river without a breath in my chest, and you were the one who received the call in the hallway of our home. I think about what it would have been like for you, my love, how you would have reacted upon hearing those words. Hearing that I had taken my last breath and closed my eyes, leaving you to keep going without the comfort of my presence in a world that is spinning out of control. Still missing you Oko mi. Alamu ogo.”

Many critics called her out for not congratulating the couple and using their photo to share her personal story.

god_deyforme wondered: “Wetin come bring Davido and Chioma pic there no be Alanmu be this, may your husband rest in peace ma.”

vibeswithclassic wrote: “Mama no even wish new couple congratulations naso so so story mama write for caption oo”

Some defended her, noting that Davido had featured her in a music video and this was her way of wishing him well.

Oloriakin2007 wrote: “Davido is Mama”s idolo, he used her in one video, this her own way of wishing him HML. So stop yarning dust.”

emm_ieclassic stated: “You people should leave Mama alone.”

Others offered condolences for her loss and appreciated her honesty.

alpha_queen360 wrote: “Mamah May God continue to comfort you.”

Following the backlash, Iya Rainbow later edited the post to include congratulations to the couple.