A 15-year-old boy (who has not been named) has been charged with murder after the death of a Nigerian teenager, Leoandro Osemeke who was stabbed at a house party in South London.
Leoandro, 16, who raps with the stage name, “Showkey”, died as a result of a stab wound to his chest. He was found with multiple stab wounds on Friday, August 5th in Colgrove Road, Peckham, after neighbours reported public disturbance.
Speaking to London Evening Standard, Leoandro’s father, Emmanuel, said:
We are in mourning. We will all miss Leoandro deeply. He was highly talented and intelligent and loved by so many.
There have been many people at our home paying their respects. We cannot understand why this has happened.
My son was a wonderful boy and never in any trouble. He was heading for a career in music, he was a great writer and a true talent. He wanted to be remembered as a legend and he will be for us.
“He was an amazing son,” said Leoandro’s mother.
Leoandro’s tragic demise came one week after his 16th birthday and few days to he and his family’s trip to Nigeria for holiday.
Leoandro, the sixth teenager to be killed in London this year, had recently released a song in tribute to his friend Myron Yarde, 17, who was also stabbed nearby in April. The song was titled, “Is it really worth it”.