Malawian father of Madonna’s adopted son worried about David Banda’s welfare

Yohane Banda, the biological father to David Banda who was adopted by Multi Grammy winning Pop Superstar Madonna has hit international media headlines after expressing concern over the welfare of his biological son following the custody battle between the singer and British movie director Guy Ritchie over divorce proceeding.

Father says David  Banda is better off with me than Madonna outside a family life

Father says David Banda is better off with me than Madonna outside a family life

The father who gave up David for adoption in 2006  said his son does not look happy in the pictures he has seen and that he was better off back with him.

“He looks bewildered. If there is no love in the family, is there any love for him?” The Sun in UK quoted Yohane.

“I’d like to know what’s going on behind closed doors and why Rocco wanted to leave his mum and live with his dad like that. My children are all very close and have lots of fun together, which is how life should be for brothers and sisters,” Banda reportedly told The Sun.

It isn’t just the Rocco situation he has a problem with. Madonna’s behaviour in general, he believes, is a bad influence on David.

He added, “One child living in New York and another in London sounds like an unhappy situation to me. What I have heard about Madonna’s lifestyle since her divorce from Guy sounds quite shocking.”

The former couple has been battling for custody of their 15-year-old son Rocco since Christmas, with the family reportedly planning to soon meet and thrash out a resolution.

“This is a new and terrible thing to happen to him. I am too upset to think clearly. He is only three years old and he has been through so much.

“I have the joy of a new family and I even have a new son. But now when I think of David in danger of living outside a family life I find it unbearable, I find it hard to believe God intended this.

“This woman Madonna told me herself that David was beautiful and made her happy and she promised to take good care of him.

“Now I see him in a big bewildering crowd in the street with people pushing and shoving, and many cameras around, and without a mother and father to hold his hand. I’m feeling bad for him.”

Meanwhile, Madonna seems to have spent Easter with her children as she posted a picture on twitter with decorated eggs for each of her children including Rocco.

She posted the picture with a caption, “Easter = New Life”. The Easter eggs had names of Rocco, Mercy, David and Lourdes, or Lola.

Meanwhile, The Sun reported that Yohane Banda now has a happy new family living in his thatched hut in Malawi. He lives with his new wife Flora, her daughter Tiyamike, three, and their seven-month-old baby son Dingiswayo – David’s half-brother.

They live a simple life but it is filled with love.

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chinansolo chinanzeru ba, tchi, mulikenimbo kwene mwana, muzadya mathatcha soon,


Nkulu ngati cash ulibe yodyetsa dona wakwatilayo usova, kungokulandila David nthawi yomweyo kukwatilanso nkubelekanso? Am sure this time Mark zuckerberg abwela kuzatenga winayo

Gresham Mapunda

This man should not start crying because the boy is grown now. He was a coward and thought someone should take charge of caring for his own son when he could have done it himself. Let David stay where he is to protect him from coming to live with him and eat denje everyday instead of pizza, chips, eggs and sausage. This man will cry blood, but David will stay put with Madonnah, period.


I mean God bless Madonna. She wielded her influence to take a child away from a man that lives in a hut. Surely its not civilized in Malawi and the level of education low, poverty extreme. We all know how generous she is, maybe she could send David father a promotional concert t shirt made by sweatshop workers in China to keep his body protected while working in Malawi’s version of cotton fields.


mdala uyuso ndiofoira bwanj,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nde ukufuna titani???? kapena ukfuna kut naweso akupange adopt kut uzikamuyang’anira komko?


He is just a patheric attention seeker… The problem is people think adopting out a child equals to selling mwana… He thinks he should be making a living out of it


This man should be jailed. He does not deserve a place in this society and again reporters and editor why publishing this bullshit?


This man should be jailed. He does not deserve any place in our society and again reporters and editor why publishing this bullshit?

vuyisile mtombayithethi

hopefully lady madona will also adopt this fool as a husband!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kungoti ana oberekedwa ndi achewa amakhala owoneka bwino, David bwa! Zidangovuta kuti odalawa kulera somatha. Akadakhala mwana wa Mlomwe madonna akadabeza poti akadakhala pano atasanduka mbava ku USA, koma David, very intelligent and cool

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